Victory for governor Sonko as court dismisses loss of Sh 1.7 billion case against him

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,13TH JUNE 2018-Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko   has gotten reprieve after high  court dismissed a case filed by a Member of the County Assembly who had sued  Sonko in connection with the alleged loss of Sh1.7 billion through irregular procurement of health services for employees.

While issuing the ruling on Tuesday,Justice Hedwig Ong’udi  stated  that the court has no jurisdiction to hear and determine the matter saying that Peter Imwatok, the Assembly Minority Leader, should follow the right procedure in the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act as well the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission before filing the case in court.

“The petitioner ought to have filed his petition with the right agencies. The petition is premature,” ruled Ong’udi.

Imwatok  had also  sought  orders from the  court to declare that Sonko, former County Secretary Simon Morintat, and former Finance Chief Veska Kangongo are not fit to hold  public office.

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