News just in indicate that supporters of Senator Mike Sonko have taken to the streets in Eastlands celebrating the news that he has been cleared by EACC over corruption allegations.
There is insufficient evidence to pursue corruption allegations against Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and Narok Governor Samuel Tunai, the EACC has said.
The commission recommended the closure of their files alongside those of cabinet secretaries Michael Kamau (Transport), Felix Koskei (Agriculture) and Davis Chirchir (Energy).
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko had denied allegations that he influenced the irregular award of a Kenya Pipeline Company tender for a share of a bribe.
The EACC corruption report claimed Sonko and suspended Energy CS Davis Chirchir colluded to share a Sh1.35 billion kickback.
Sonko said he had filed a case against KPC and the Energy ministry on behalf of his constituents.
“I don’t understand why my name has been dragged into this dossier given to the Senate by the President. I cannot influence any pipeline deal,” he said.
“I was to negotiate with the government on how my area residents would be paid their Sh25 billion that I was claiming. It is not as alleged in the report.”
Senator Sonko can now resume his duties in senate having stepped out pending clearance by EACC, DPP and the judiciary.