Former Nairobi County governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has expressed his anger over allegations that the leader could not explain how he acquired his Ksh 1 billion assets.
Reports had grouped embattled governor among four former and current governors under probe by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission for allegedly acquiring illegal wealth while in government offices.
In a series of Tweets on Wednesday, May 15, Sonko denied the allegations saying he started owning property at a very young age.
“Does it mean owning property in this country is illegal? I started owning, buying and selling property when I was in school and before I became the Governor,” he said.
The ousted Sonko also appeared to wonder why other leaders facing corruption allegations have neither been mentioned nor prosecuted.
The flamboyant politician further accused the EACC of failing to track down leaders who embezzled COVID-19 funds as well as those who were involved in the grabbing of a school playground in South C.
“What have you done to the former boss who was involved in the Kemsa Covid-19 Billionaire’s scandal?,
“What have you done to one of your current bosses who was involved in the grabbing of a county school playground in South C?” he questioned.
EACC chairman Eliud Wabukala on Tuesday, May 25, named Sonko among the four current and former county bosses who are under investigation.
According to Wabukala, the four including Evans Kidero, Ferdinand Waititu, Mike Sonko, and Moses Lenolkulal have amassed suspected wealth worth Sh11.5 billion in a shocking graft case exposed by the anti-graft agency.
Wabukala who was speaking when he appeared before the Senate Justice and Legal Affairs Committee said Kidero had a whooping Ksh 8 billion, Waititu Ksh 2 billion Sonko Ksh 1 billion, and Lenonkulol Ksh 500 million but could not explain how they accrued the wealth.