Nairobi County Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has sued the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) for investigating him over what he claims false corruption accusations.
Citizen TV updated live court proceedings involving the matter on Thursday morning on its Facebook page.
Through his lawyer Cecil Miller, Sonko wants the court to direct the commission to permanently stop launching probe into graft allegations against him because they were baseless and malicious.
The city boss termed the corruption allegations leveled against him and the commenced investigation as a witch hunt meant to derail his efforts in fighting land grabbers in Nairobi.
It was not the first time that the governor was seeking the court's injunction on the matter.
On November 15th, the governor filed a petition in the same court through the same lawyer on a similar issue.
Sonko had argued that the commission was persecuting him for preventing land grabbers who wanted to illegally acquire land from Mugoya Estate in Nairobi.
In an affidavit, the governor had noted that the tables on accusations of land grabbing turned against him after he reported an attempt by some individuals to fraudulently acquire the land in the aforementioned estate in the year 2014.
He said the EACC director of investigations instead used the information he had given him to allocate land for himself and his friend.
“Mohamud and his associates and colleagues at EACC have unreasonably initiated malicious investigations against the governor due to his uncompromising stand in zealously stopping the grabbing and fraudulent transfer of public properties within Nairobi County,” said Miller as quoted by Standard Digital.
EACC is investigating governor Sonko over cases of corruption and economic crimes in Nairobi county.