Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suffered another blow in his case against the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and it’s director of investigations Mr Abdi Mohamud.
For the third time, the case failed to be heard on Thursday after Justice Onyiego declined to issue conservatory orders and directed that Sonko’s application be heard before Justice Ngugi on December 3, 2019.
The matter had been scheduled to be heard before Justice John Onyiego at 11 am. Parties involved waited for an hour for Justice Ngugi only for the Deputy Registrar to ask them to go back to Justice Onyiego since Justice Ngugi had to attend to an urgent personal matter.
Justice Onyiengo ruled that the case had been wrongly listed before him in the cause list insisting that it should be before Justice Ngugi who was seized of the matter.
He directed parties to respond to an amended Notice of motion and Certificate of Urgency filed by lawyer Cecil Miller on behalf of Sonko.
All parties have been directed to file and serve their responses to the amended application by Monday, December 2.
In his application, Sonko wants a court order blocking his arrest and prosecution as well as the removal from office of EACC Director of Investigations Abdi Mohamud.
“EACC and Mohamud have showed open bias, discrimination and unprofessionalism in the conduct of their investigative role in relation to corruption and economic crimes as provided for in the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003 by unlawfully, illegally, selectively and discriminately pursuing investigations against the petitioner,” Sonko says in court documents.