MP Mike Sonko detained, due in court

November 22, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – Makadara Member of Parliament Gidion Kioko Mbuvi alias Mike Sonko was due to spend the night in police custody, after an attempt by detectives to arraign him in court became time-barred on Monday evening.

Mr Mbuvi had spent a better part of the day recording a statement at the CID Headquarters on Kiambu Road before he was moved to the Kibera law courts shortly before 5pm.

Reports however said they arrived at the law courts well after the close of business, prompting officers to move the MP to the Gigiri Police station where he was booked in to spend the night.

He was expected to appear in court on Tuesday morning to face a fraud charge according to police sources.

The Makadara MP had arrived at the CID Headquarters at 11am and was later taken to the court under tight security.

Mr Mbuvi has been in the limelight since his entry to Parliament in a by-election.  Soon after his election, he was involved in a spat with a DJ at Capital FM.

Over the weekend, there were conflicting reports about the possible arrest of the lawmaker leading to street protests by his supporters.

Mr Mbuvi was elected to Parliament in September on a NARC Kenya ticket in a by-election where he trounced former MPs Dick Wathika and Reuben Ndolo.

He has however courted controversy since his entry to the House with media reports suggesting he may have had crossed paths with law enforces long before his entry to politics.

He prides himself in representing the welfare of young people.


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