Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been arrested in Voi while travelling to Mombasa hours on Friday Morning.
This happened following Director of Public Prosecution’s order to arrest arrest and prosecute him immediately.
DPP Noordin Haji Haji said Sonko and other county officials will face charges of irregular procurement and payments amounting to Ksh 357, 390,299 million.
Other County officials facing charges are County Secretary Peter Mbugua Kariuki, Head Supply Chain Management Patrick Mwangangi, Members of the Negotiation, Tender Opening and Evaluation Committee Samuel Ndungu Mwangi, Edwin Kariuki Murimi, Lawrence Mwangi Mukuru, Preston Mwandiki Miriti, Senior Clerical Officers of Nairobi County Wambua Ndaka and Andrew Nyasiego.
The DPP warned the Governor that any attempts by his supporters to subvert the cause of justice will be dealt with according to the law.
It is unclear how or when Sonko arrived in Voi, after he allegedly fled from his house in Nairobi’s Upper Hill area.