Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko's supporters on Tuesday engaged anti-riot police in running battles in Uppehill, Nairobi.

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They were showing solidarity to the Nairobi Governor who presented himself before EACC sleuths for questioning for allegedly lying in his self-declaration form in the run-up to 2017 polls.

He was summoned to record a statement after the EACC found out that he provided them with a false declaration form for clearance ahead of his gubernatorial bid back in 2017.

However, moments before he arrived at EACC head offices, his supporters clashed with law enforcement officers and teargas filled the air.

EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak, summoned Sonko in October, requesting him to present himself for questioning today, November 5, 2019. 

“The commission pursuant to its constitutional and statutory mandate as set out in the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012 is investigating allegations that you provided false information to the commission in your self-declaration form dated 9 March 2017 submitted to the commission,” Mbarak stated.

Sonko risks spending upto five years jail term if found to have committed guilty of the offence.