On Monday, May 23, a woman sued former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko demanding monthly child upkeep of KSh 448,450.
In a suit filed at the magistrate court in Ngong, the woman alleged that Sonko, known for his generous contributions to other children had neglected his parental responsibility of taking care of their 15-year-old daughter.
The unidentified lady faulted the embattled politician for neglecting his parental responsibilities by failing to offer financial support for the needs of the minor.
Mike Sonko later dismissed claims of refusing to take care of his saying the lady in question is just after money.
However, on Thursday, July 28, the said woman unconditionally withdrew the suit.
In her court papers, the woman regretted falsely accusing the flamboyant politician.
She said she was hired to taint the image of Sonko who had expressed interest in the Mombasa gubernatorial seat in the August 9, General Election.
The woman stated that she was approached by two women from Mombasa county who promised her KSh 1 million to lower Sonko’s dignity and that she was paid a sum of KSh 240,000 in the first instant.
“I was approached by two ladies from Mombasa county who promised me a sum of KSh1 million to trash the name of Sonko who was then seeking nomination to contest for the position of governor Mombasa county by filing this instant suit,” says the woman. I confirm having been paid KSh 240,000 in cash by the said two ladies,” the woman said.
While withdrawing the suit, the woman extended her unreserved apologies to Mike Sonko.
“I have since searched my soul on the matter, considered the suit against Sonko and I now wish to unconditionally withdraw the suit and further wish to extend my unreserved apologies to Sonko and the court,” she stated.