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Reprieve for Sonko as court makes ruling

Boaz Bogonko
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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko [PHOTO/Citizen]

It is reprive for Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko after court ruled in his favour in a case filed against him over Sh1.7 billion insurance cover. 

Lady Justice Hadwig Ong'undi dismissed the case saying that it was irregular and therefore the court lacked jurisdiction to decide over it.

The case which was filed by Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok accused the embattled governor of misappropriating the funds through irregular procurement of health services for City Hall staff.

In her ruling, the judge said the Nairobi County Assembly Minority Leader ought to have pursued his claim through the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act procedures as well the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

“The petitioner ought to have filed his petition through the right agencies. The petition is premature hence it fails,” ruled Justice Ong’undi.

However, the MCA had asked the court to issue an order allowing the audit of the financial books of AAR Insurance Kenya and Bliss GVS Healthcare Limited for financial years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.

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