A session of the Senate Public Accounts Committee was this morning interrupted after Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and Senator Mike Sonko engaged in a verbal altercation.
Trouble started after Sonko accused Kidero and his Personal assistant of murdering the wife of a property owner in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero was angered after Mike Sonko accused him of being a murderer
They exchanged blows at a Senate Public Accounts Committee session where Kidero was being quizzed over the county’s financial spending for the 2013/14 financial year.
Trouble started when Senator Sonko made a presentation on land rates in Nairobi, which he said were illegal. He appeared as a friend of the committee to table documents on the rates. Nyamira Senator Kennedy Mong’are interjected terming Sonko’s presentation “extraneous” and said they were not backed by evidence.
“Sonko, you cannot intimidate anyone here. The issues are extraneous and can be prosecuted elsewhere, not in this venue.” Senator Mongáre told Sonko
Sonko claimed a woman in Nairobi was ejected from her Sh2 million property and “murdered by Kidero and his Chief of Staff George Wainaina”.
He tabled a form which he said showed how the property’s ownership was transferred but the committee questioned its admissibility.
The Senator then shouted at Kidero saying: “He is a murderer and I cannot withdraw that. I have video clips to prove that and I have no apologies to make.”
The Governor walked out saying he would return to answer the audit queries in a conducive environment.
The session was adjourned until further notice.