Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is facing arrest and prosecution after Interior PS Karanja Kibicho started a new war over the use of sirens and chase cars by Governors.
Kibicho has directed all county police chiefs to ensure no Governor is allowed to use sirens and chase cars, a move which endangers the lives of all the 47 governors.
The Interior PS is also reportedly behind the move by Bunge La Mwananchi to plan for a criminal case against Sonko for using a siren and a flag on his official vehicle. The PS through the amorphous Civil Society group wants Sonko to remove national flag from his official car, yet NASA governors fly national flags on their vehicles. The group also wants Sonko to be prosecuted.
It’s recalled late Nyeri governor Wahome Gakuru died in a road crash because he didn’t have a lead car to clear traffic and also indicate that all is clear in the road ahead.
Sonko’s troubles are not new, since it’s recalled the governor was only cleared by CID to get clearance certificate in 2017 in order vie for the gubernatorial seat after President Uhuru intervened. CID bosses courtesy of Kibicho wanted to block Sonko from the Jubilee primaries on grounds that he was facing several criminal cases contrary to the real situation.
Kibicho was backing Peter Kenneth in the Jubilee primaries last year, but his man failed miserably in the JP nominations and defected to contest as an independent candidate.
Meanwhile Nairobi Chiefs have been ordered by Kibicho to sabotage the Nairobi County government’s implementation of the regeneration of programme. In an audio recording in our possession, that was leaked by one of the chiefs from Eastlands, the PS was overheard telling the chiefs to ensure they disrupt City Hall activities across the county.
Last week one chief was arrested by police while mobilizing a gang to stone City Hall officials who were demolishing illegal structures at Muthurwa Market as part of the Nairobi regeneration programme.
However the chief (pictured above) was mysteriously released from custody without facing any charges.
Last week during the burial of late multi party hero Ken Matiba, Kibicho is reported to have hired goons to shout down Muranga Senator Irungu Kangata when he mentioned Sonko’s name but the plan flopped when the mourners cheered Irungu after he mentioned Sonko’s name.
The PS Kibicho vs Sonko war started after the governor refused to pick his deputy from a list of preferred nominees he forwarded to the governor that included among others Peter Kenneth and Agnes Kagure.