Former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko now says that he is broke and that he can’t afford basic necessities such as food and school fees for his young ones.
The impeached governor has filed an application at the high court, asking the court to release the Ksh15 million he deposited as bail in graft case.
According to Sonko, he will be more than happy if the money is given to him and the court takes other assets in substitute.
“I am asking the court to be allowed to deposit security in place of the cash bail to enable me access the money for purposes of attending to my health, paying school fees for my young ones, pay my lawyers and cater for my daily needs and those of my family,” said Mike Sonko.
The businessman has already assembled three sedans amounting to Ksh30.4 Million that he is ready to surrender to court so that they can give him the ksh15 Million.
Philip Kaingu, Sonko’s lawyer told the court that his client has no intention of absconding from court hearings.
“The graft cases against him have proceeded well with more than 10 witnesses which means there is no risk of him absconding court. It is in the interest that he be allowed to substitute the cash bail to enable him fend for his family,” said the lawyer.
According to Sonko, he has no other means of getting money because all his accounts were frozen. More