Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has explained why he leaks private phone conversation to the public.

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While speaking during an interview with Milele FM, Sonko said that it is a way of fighting corruption but not a means of seeking political mileage as perceived by many.

“I am not doing public relations exercise or seeking political mileage from my actions,” he said.

He said exposing such phone calls is the only way to expose individuals who want to use shortcuts in getting building approvals.

“When you are fighting impunity you must lay traps. This applies to the recent arrest of the Hindu developer. You can’t say that someone is corrupt and you don’t have evidence to take him to court. Some of these things must happen in order for corruption and impunity to be defeated. You cannot just accuse someone of being corrupt without proving it,” said Sonko.

Last week, Sonko leaked a phone conversation he held with Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu. Waititu was heard pleading with Sonko to release his wife who had been arrested over unauthorized construction.

Early this week, Sonko laid a trap for Nairobi businessman Praful Kamar in his Kilifi home and the businessman was arrested for attempting to bribe him with Sh1 million.

The tycoon was seeking orders to have an illegal permit issued for construction of a hotel in Gigiri.