Sonko questioned by police over acting President remark


Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has recorded a statement with the police over remarks he made last week to the effect that he was the ‘acting President’.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet told Capital FM News that the “police are now finalising on his file before forwarding it to the Director of Public Prosecutions for further action.”

Sonko made the remarks in Athi River during the burial of former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti’s husband, sparking sharp criticism from the public and leaders across the political divide.

Some lawyers, including Ahmednassir Abdullahi, said the remarks amounted to treason and called for his arrest and prosecution.

Consequently, the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko directed the Inspector General of Police to order an investigation.

“He has been questioned and the file is almost complete,” the IG said today when asked about the investigation’s progress but did not specify when and where the statement was recorded.  Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Ndegwa Muhoro did not respond to our queries on the same.

Sonko was addressing mourners when he stated that “President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Togo. Deputy President William Ruto is in France. I am Number Three in command, politically, influence-wise and socially. I am now the acting President of the Republic of Kenya.”

Ruto was already back from France at the time.

And even if the two leaders could have been away, it is not Sonko who becomes in charge constitutionally, as he claimed.

Sonko has since denied making the remarks, and accused the media of misquoting him or distorting the video that captured him.

Previous Kiir, Machar warned against fresh civil war in South Sudan
Next Millions of voters risk 2017 elections lockout

You might also like

Latest 0 Comments

Obama phones Uhuru over Dadaab and Amisom

US President Barack Obama and President Uhuru Kenyatta have spoken on phone on the closure of the Dadaab camp and the strides Kenya has made in combating terrorism. According to

Sports 0 Comments

Kenyan team prepares for 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships

  Kenyan boxers have little time to rest while preparing for their next World Boxing Championships assignment in Hamburg, Germany. The boxers vowed to up their training plan a few

News 0 Comments

Understanding Karua’s latest political move

What is seen as a weak leadership demonstrated so far by the incumbent Governor for Kirinyaga Joseph Ndathi and the corruption case embroiling former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru could


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply