Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is expected to be flown back to Voi sometime this morning to be charged in Court for assaulting a police officer who was on lawful duty.
According to the charge sheet seen by the Nation, he will be charged with assaulting a police officer while on duty. Mr Sonko will also be charged with two other counts of obstructing lawful arrest and offensive conduct.
Over 150 police officers have been deployed in Voi town to prevent any protests likely to occur when the governor is brought before court.
During his arrest, Sonko allegedly became violent and assaulted the coast police boss by kicking him around the calf area.
Now in cuffs, Sonko’s fortunes are dwindling too fast as state machinery moves fast to obstruct all kinds of room the Governor might have to get back to office any time soon.
It is expected that the prosecution will seek to detain the Governor for at least 14 days while investigating the charges and concluding the case. At this point Sonko might not be able to plead for bail on the charges of assaulting a police officer.
This means, on this charges only, Sonko might be spending the next two weeks in custody as police and DPP get their act together to proceed to prosecute the case.
Sonko is then expected to be brought back to the City to face charges of corruption, abuse of office among others, with his close circle of operatives as his co-accused in an anti-corruption court .
According to the charge sheet, the Governor and his allies are said to have pocketed bribes and used their own companies to win contracts with the county government.
This would be the more tragic of his cases as he would be expected to stand down as Governor immediately he is charged in Court.
This will be a long week for the Governor of Nairobi, Mike Sonko.