Mr Sonko alleges that most of the allegations levelled against him have been instigated by the Director of Investigations at EACC, Mr Abdi Mohamud, “to settle scores with the petitioner”.
Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko Thursday filed a petition seeking to stop the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission from investigating him, pending the determination of the case.
Mr Sonko, through lawyer Cecil Miller accused EACC, Director of Public Prosecutions and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, among other bodies, of abusing their offices and mandate by influencing the outcome of the investigations to his detriment.
He wants the court to temporarily stop any further investigations relating to him and the file be transferred to another competent agency, to undertake the probe.
According to the City governor, almost all the allegations levelled against him have been malicious and baseless and EACC is yet to finalize any investigation against him and forward the covering report to the DPP, for consent to prosecute.
“The respondents as state officers and public officers are abusing their offices by serving partisan interests by initiating frivolous, unjustified, unwarranted and baseless allegations and complaints against those they which to settle sources with and their after influencing the outcomes of the unwarranted investigations,” Mr Miller said in a statement filed in court.
The petition said Mr Sonko has been summoned to EACC four times, in a span of three months this year, over what he termed as malicious allegations instigated against him.