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Sonko To Be Charged Afresh In Sh357 Million Fraud Case

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Nairobi governor Mike Sonko will on Monday be charged afresh after the DPP amended the charge sheet to include an abuse of office charge.

The county boss will appear before anti-corruption Court magistrate Douglas Ogoti to plead afresh.

The amended charge sheet alleged that in January 2019, Sonko abused his office by improperly conferring a benefit to himself by demanding Sh10 million from Web Tribe Ltd through ROG Security Limited.

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The money was an incentive to facilitate payments to Web tribe Limited by Nairobi City County Government.

ROG Security Limited, and its director Antony Otieno Ombok, alias Jamal will also be charged afresh.

Ogoti also explained that the case will be heard on a daily basis for five hours for a period of 28 days, with no applications or adjournments. The prosecution will also be required to produce a chronology of how they will call their 20 witnesses.

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Sonko is also facing economic crimes, unlawful acquisition of property and irregular payments charges.

The governor is also charged with conflict of interest where he is alleged to have received Sh8.4 million from Fredrick Odhiambo alias Fred Oyugi, T/A Yiro Enterprises, through ROG Security Limited.

The prosecution has ruled out the possibility of a plea bargain on grounds that the defense team is yet to approach them.

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