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Broke Sonko Wants Court to Give Him Back Sh15m Paid as Cash Bail

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has claimed that he is broke and wants the court to allow him access Sh15 million he deposited as cash Bali when he was charged with corruption.

The ex governor in an application filled at the High Court said he cannot take care of his needs including paying school fees for his children since his accounts were frozen and wants to be allowed to substitute the cash bail with other assets as security to save him from a financial meltdown.

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 children, pay my lawyers and cater for my daily needs and those of my family, said Sonko.

According to the former country Chief,he has no other source of in come to support his family and that he has secured three high end vehicle Worth Sh30.4million which he wants to surrender to court as securities in place of the cash Bali.

His lawyer Philip kaingu submitted that the law allows an accused person to either deposit cash bail or security in a criminal case and that no prosecution if he is refunded the Sh15million.

The corruption cause against him have proceeded well with more than 10 witnesses which means there is no risk of him absconding is in the interest that he be allowed to substitute the cash Bali to enable him fend for his family, said Kaingu. Sonko was charged in December 2019 with conspiring with rogue businessman and Senior county officials to embezzle millions of shillings from the Nairobi county, according to the prosecution.

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