EACC summons Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko once more

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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned Nairobi Governor to present himself at the headquarters on 5th November,2019.

According to a report on one of the local publications the Governor was summoned to explain himself on allegations that he had lied while seeking clearance to run for office in he 2017 general elections.

“the Commission is investigating allegations that you provided false information to the commission in your self-declaration form dated March 9,2017,” read a statement shared by the publication.

According to the constitution, persons seeking to run for public office are mandated to fill out self declaration forms available on the EACC website before being cleared to contest in an election.

EACC allegedly summoned sonko after finding out that he had several pending criminal cases at the time he was running for office, information he excluded in his self-declaration form.

“To this end, you are required to appear before EACC headquarters at Integrity Centre, Nairobi, on 5th November, 2019 at 10. 00 Am.” read the letter

If found guilty the report claims that the Governor could not only face a 5-year jail term, but could also lose his seat and be barred from running for public office.

The Governor had in the month of September questioned by the EACC over garbage collection tenders of over Sh160million.