Governor Sonko’s drivers charged for blocking President Uhuru's motorcade

Mike Sonko.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s drivers, Antony Wangamba and Joseph Njue are facing charges of obstructing the presidential motorcade.

The two are said to have committed the offence on August 29 along Mombasa Road as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s motorcade made its way to State House from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after landing from Tokyo, Japan. The president had attended the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

According to court documents seen by the dailies, Wangamba and Njue were driving vehicles “without a fixed prescribed number of identification plates, design and colour inscribed as the identification mark”.

However, the two drivers who are attached to Nairobi County boss denied the charges.

According to Daily Nation, the two drivers were released on bond, which was set at Sh50,000 and Sh100,000 for Wangamba and Njue respectively.

In a twist of events, Sonko's communications director, Jacob Elkana, denied the information stating that the incident actually never happened.

President Uhuru's motorcade enters Meru Town on June 1,2018.

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On the day the offences were alleged to have been committed, there had been drama at the airport when presidential guards reportedly ordered official photographers to delete pictures capturing the president’s arrival.

This comes at a time when the Nairobi governor is facing allegations of corruption. He recently came out and stated that he was maintaining a low profile to allow the investigating agencies to carry out their work without any undue interference from him.


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