Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has pleaded with President William Ruto to help him get his money back, which was frozen by the courts.
During the launch of the Nairobi Rivers Commission on Wednesday, Sonko said that Ruto’s presidency has been a relief to those who were prosecuted during Uhuru’s regime.
He pleaded with President Ruto to get him off the hook, saying that the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) wants to appeal the court’s decision to acquit him of corruption and money laundering charges.
“Gachagua’s money had been held unlawfully, it has been returned. We have seen people freed by courts. Kenyans prayed for me and the court freed me,” Sonko said.
“I am ready to work with government, a lot of my money that was held by Uhuru Kenyatta, help me to get it back like deputy president Rigathi Gachagua, So that I help government and youths,” he added.
Sonko called for equality, saying that his money should be handed back to him, just like deputy president Rigathi Gachagua.
The High Court froze about KS 18 million in 10 bank accounts in 2020 belonging to the former Nairobi governor.
Equally, in 2022, High Court ordered that Ksh.202 million from Gachagua’s bank accounts be forfeited to the state, on grounds that they were proceeds of corruption.