NAIROBI, 5 February 2021 – The former University of Nairobi student leader Anne Myurya has said charges against the detained former governor of Nairobi, Mike Sonko, are selectively applied.
Sonko faces charges of terrorism, reportedly for seeking to secure weapons from a network and for being in possesson of military regalia.
Even Jubilee women leaders wore military regalia during campaigns and no action was ever taken against them to date, said Mvurya whom media reports alleged to have been in a relationship with Sonko.
Mvurya says the allegations are unfounded and maliciously crafted.
“In Kenya, we have the politicization of justice,” said the youth politician adding: “If we had justice in Kenya, the issues that are coming up against former governor Mike Sonko about robbery with violence, assault, military regalia and so forth could have come up earlier”.
The decision by the court to delay a ruling on the ex-governor’s bail application has also drawn criticism from justice watchers.
Sonko is facing 12 charges filed in two courts including assault, robbery with violence, incitement to violence and terrorism.
The state asked the court to detain the gold-loving former governor of the Kenyan capital for 30 days pending further investigations into the matter.