Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has responded to being summoned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) with a statement accusing the media of witch-hunt.

The anti-graft agency on Thursday, October 31, asked the under-fire county boss to avail himself at their headquarters along Valley Road, Nairobi on November 5, 2109.

According to a report in the Daily Nation, the EACC wants Sonko to shed light on over 10 criminal cases that were pending at the time he was running for office.

In the summon letter, the Commission indicated that it is probing allegations that Governor Sonko lied while seeking clearance to run for office in the 2017 general election.

“The Commission is investigating allegations that you provided false information to the commission in your self-declaration form dated March 9, 2017,” the letter stated.

Reportedly, Sonko, if found guilty, could face a 5-year jail term, lose his seat and also be barred from running for public office.

Taking to his usual social media channels to respond to the allegations, Sonko said the DCI cleared him to vie for political seats in 2010, 2013 and 2017.

“Githeri media at it again. First I received a bribe of 20m. Now I have more than 10 pending cases in court. They’re not telling Kenyans which cases, which courts? Who are the complainants? Why did to the DCI clear me to vie in 2010 (MP), 2013 (Senator) and 2017( Governor)” he posed.

“No amount of witch hunt or intimidation shall stop me from addressing the real issues I’m pursuing for the public.”

Sonko also published a photo of his police clearance certificate to back his claims.

“I have not been shying away from my past which in several occasions I have reiterated that it should not affect or determine my current status and any future ambition in any way,” he said.

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Githeri media at it again. First I received a bribe of 20m. Now I have more than 10 pending cases in court. They're not telling Kenyans which cases, which courts? Who are the complainants? Why did to the DCI clear me to vie in 2010 (MP), 2013 (Senator) and 2017( Governor). No amount of witch hunt or intimidation shall stop me from addressing the real issues I'm pursuing for the public. I have not been shying away from my past which in several occasions I have reiterated that it should not affect or determine my current status and any future ambition in any way. Same to you out there do not allow your past to affect your future in any way cos there's no condition that is permanent for everything is possible through God. You can be a nobody today and become a somebody in future. In 2012 /2013 our beloved current President and his Deputy had a case at the Hague but they still vied for Presidency for two terms and won. A comprehensive statement to follow shortly.

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