Senator Kipchumba Murkomen was’schooled’ by magistrate Douglas Ogoti during the bail ruling of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Murkomen attempted to justify their decision of bringing Sonko, whom they had alleged was sick, to Court. The overzealous Murkomen was trying to prove to the judge that Sonko is a law abiding Citizen who would honor court summons at any time.
“He is here because it was part of our advice though the doctors said he should not come… even though you have given orders barring him from office but the role and health of the governor are very important,”Murkomen said.
But magistrate Douglas Ogoti interjected asking why they forced a sick person to come to the courts.
“Why should you force him while he is sick?” Ogoti posed.
Murkomen responded, “We did not want to take chances. There are a lot of allegations…..and a narrative that he is a flight risk…”
But Ogoti asked him “So you feared that he would run away? I know you don’t practice in our courts. You didn’t have to disturb a sick person from the hospital. I still would have gone ahead and given directions so your fears were unfounded.”
The Court burst out in laughter getting Murkomen to the center stage of the proceedings. The judge later released the governor on a cash bail of 15million and instructed that he is barred from office until the conclusion of the case.