Ex- Nairobi County governor Mike Sonko has petitioned the high court to refund him Ksh 15 million that he deposited as cash bail claiming that he has gone broke.
Through his lawyer Philip Kaingu, Sonko revealed that he could not take care of himself as well as his family because his accounts had been frozen.
The flamboyant politician however told the court that he was willing to deposit some of his KSh 30.4 million worth of assets as a substitute of security for the cash bail.
I am asking the court to be allowed to deposit security in place of the cash bail to enable me access the money for purposes of attending to my health, paying school fees for my children, pay my lawyers and cater for my daily needs and those of my family Sonko said in the application
Sonko paid the cash bail to secure his freedom after he was arrested on December 6, 2019, following orders from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji.
Sonko would later learn through notices that his nine accounts at Equity Bank, Diamond Trust Bank and National Bank among others had been frozen.
Besides the Ksh 15 million court order, Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti gave him an option of paying a KSh 30 million bond.