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Sonko to appear in court on Monday over abuse of office

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is expected to appear in court on Monday as directed by anti-corruption court judge Douglas Ogoti.

The decision was arrived at after DPP Noordin Haji amended the charge sheet f the flamboyant Governor to include abuse of office charges.

According to the DPP, Sonko abused his office by demanding Ksh 10 million in January from one Web Trade Limited as confirmed by the Star.

Among those named in the case is Anthony Otieno well known as Jamal the director of ROG Limited which sent the alleged cash through Web Trade.

Unfortunately, this time around the DPP has moved plea bargaining off the table meaning the case will head to full hearing.

Everyday the case will be heard for five straight hours without adjourning it with 23 witnesses already lined up for the hearing.

According to the Judge, it is better for the defense to enter into a plea bargain before things head for a full hearing something that the prosecution confirmed was not the case.

A plea bargain is an agreement between the prosecution and accused to plead guilty of the charges so as to receive a lesser sentence and in return assist in the investigation.

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