Former Nairobi Governor Sonko Barred From Publishing Expose On His Former Lawyers

Former Nairobi Governor Sonko Barred From Publishing Expose On His Former Lawyers.
Former Nairobi Governor Sonko Barred From Publishing Expose On His Former Lawyers.

On Monday, November 22, a Nairobi court barred former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko from further disclosing his former lawyers in a series of videos and audio recordings he posted on social media.


Sonko's former lawyers, Cecil Miller and George Kithi, have received orders barring Sonko from posting anything related to corruption and unscrupulous payments until his trial and petitions are settled.

Amana Said Jirani, the alleged brother of Judge Said Chitembwe, was also stumped from discussing the whole issue.

In the lawsuit filed at Milimani Magistrates' Court, Jirani is listed as the second defendant alongside the former district head.

“I have just gotten to my residence after a long day of tying up the subsequent episodes being 5B, 5C, 6 A, B and 7; only for my security to notify me that a court order has been served upon me ostensibly gagging further release of the expose,” Sonko captioned the order he shared on Twitter.

In a recently shared video series, Sonko accused two lawyers of conspiring with senior Executive Officers and Judges to deny justice in the impeachment case.

The former boss of Nairobi County claimed that lawyers took large sums of money as bribes to stab him in the back.

“The plaintiffs are two beleaguered lawyers who deceived me in my criminal case and left me at the height of my charges, after enormous sums were paid in the guise of legal fees,” Sonko added.

“Two beleaguered lawyers (my ex-lawyers) have now received an E56 court order from 2021 that barred me from further duties before the Millimani chief magistrate. As a law-abiding citizen who abides by the rule of law, I am fully abiding by the same order, confident that I will challenge the same order at the inter-party hearing.” said.

Chief Justice H.N.Nyaga has instructed lawyers to present the warrant and court documents to Sonko by late Tuesday, November 23.

The decision stated, "The parties listening to the defendants were prevented from immediately publishing further statements and articles about the plaintiffs."

The two originally filed the case in the Supreme Court Civil Chamber, but Judge Joseph Sergon turned the case over to the Chief Magistrate.

 

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

"After examining the file, I am of the opinion that this is a case that should be heard by the Chief Magistrate, I am of the opinion that the same case should be brought immediately before the Chief Magistrate for further orders and instructions," said Judge Sergon.

The translator's hearing will be held on 26 November.

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