Court directs Sonko’s case against EACC to be heard by Anti-corruption and economic crimes court


High court has directed a matter in which Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko is seeking to oust EACC Director of investigations to be heard before the Anti-Corruption and economic crimes division.

Justice James Makau ruled that the matter was for transfer to another division as sought.

The judge noted that the Chief Justice had announced through a gazette notice that fresh matters be placed before the Anti-Corruptuon and economic crimes division.

“I find this matter is a fresh matter and is right for transfer to the Anti corruption and economic crimes division,” Makau ruled.

The judge said that the parties can raise the issues before that division for consideration.

“I decline to give any directions since the matter is for the Anti-Corruption and economic crimes division.

He directed the matter to be mentioned before the presiding judge of the division.

In the petition, Governor Sonko moved to court seeking orders to have the EACC Director of investigations step aside from his office to pave way for his investigations in relation to allegations of corruption and economic crimes he has leveled against him.

Sonko says it has come to his knowledge that most of the allegations leveled against him have been instigated by Abdi Mohamud in his capacity as the Director in Charge of the Investigations Directorate in collusion with his close allies at EACC to settle scores with him.

Sonko says he has had a long running feud with the EACC and DPP regarding allegations purportedly reported to the commission by whistle blowers and has on numerous occasions been summoned by EACC to appear before it for interview and recording of statements.