, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 15 – Beleaguered Nairobi County Government Chief of Staff George Wainaina has claimed that Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi allegedly solicited Sh7 million from him in order to drop the criminal case he is facing.
In an urgent application lodged in the High Court seeking to stay the criminal proceedings, Wainaina faulted the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission for failing to conduct proper investigations.
Wainaina who has since denied charges of corruptly giving a benefit to Sonko of Sh1 million to press him to drop pursuit of a suit relating to a controversial plot in Loresho was released on a cash bail of Sh800,000 pending trial on May 14.
In his suit papers, the county official claims that the controversial politician tried to solicit the said millions through Nairobi TNA chairman John Njoroge Mwinami and Brian Kamau Mugo.
“The two floated a figure of Sh7 million payment to the politician to facilitate withdrawal of the case against the petitioner,” he states.
According to Wainaina, the two intimated that they had been requested and authorised by the Senator to broker and resolve the dispute.
He pointed out that the duo called his brothers Moses Wainaina Njogu and John Githua Njogu with the same proposal.
He stated that there is no reason why he would need to bribe Sonko over an issue that did not adversely affect him or the county.
He has accused the office of the DPP of abusing its powers following its decision to arrest and prosecute him hence violating his fundamental rights and freedoms.
Wainaina stated that the manner in which the EACC’s officers effected the arrest using a multitude of officers during a funeral service and fundraiser was malicious and in bad faith.
He now wants the court to declare that the criminal proceedings against him are oppressive, frivolous and have been taken for improper purposes of aiding and abetting harassment and extortion.