Nairobi Senator, Mike Sonko is among senior Governments who are mentioned in the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) list of shame that was tabled in Parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta last week.The flamboyant Senator, who is famous for his philanthropic work, is accused by the EACC of colluding with suspended Energy Cabinet Secretary, Davis Chirchir, in stealing Sh 1.39 billion from the Kenya Pipeline Company.
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Energy CS Chirchir is accused of attempts to influence a KPL tender award to SINOPEC, which was to yield Sh1.3b to be shared with Mike Sonko,the EACC reports reads.The Nairobi Senator also features on a land graft case where he is accused of plotting to pocket Sh 65 million in form of kickbacks in the sale of the controversial Waitiki farm.He was planning to share the amount with Lands Cabinet Secretary, Charity Ngilu, who is also in the List of Shame.
However after indicating that he would step aside, Senator Sonko has changed tune and now asking the speaker to be granted ‘leave of absence’ from senate. Sonko wants to step aside from senate duties without stepping aside as a senator.
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