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Magistrate Douglas Ogoti dismisses bias in Sonko’s case

Anti-corruption Magistrate Douglas Ogoti has declined to recuse himself from former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s graft case.

Speaking on Thursday, the Anti-corruption Magistrate ruled out claims of being bias calling on substantial proof of the case before the court.

Ogoti also called out for any evidence to show that there have been cases of bias in previous hearings and judgments made by the court.

He was speaking as he dismissed an application from the former Nairobi Governor citing lack of merit and that the case must proceed.

The court also found it impossible to proceed after the former Governor fell sick and has been receiving treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) under the care of a government doctor.

Upon confirmation of the documents however, Ogoti found no reason to drag the case given mental assessment of Sonko that revealed he was stable to carry on.

He called on the defendant to provide sufficient information to his counsel on the matter, failure to do so he will find representation as the case proceeds.

Berryl Achieng
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