Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko,Fredrick Odhiambo and Anthony Otieno at the Milimani Anti-corruption Court in Nairobi on December 9,2019.They pleaded not guilty to the charges. Photos/Enos Teche

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital for medical treatment only hours after he was taken to Kamiti.

Sonko’s communication director Elkana Jacob confirmed to the Star that the governor was taken to hospital on Monday at 9:45 pm from the Kamiti Maximum Prison where he was taken after the ruling.

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko,Fredrick Odhiambo and Anthony Otieno at the Milimani Anti-corruption Court in Nairobi on December 9,2019.They pleaded not guilty to the charges. Photos/Enos Teche
Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko,Fredrick Odhiambo and Anthony Otieno at the Milimani Anti-corruption Court in Nairobi on December 9,2019.They pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Photos/Enos Teche

Sonko’s lawyer Cecil Miller had told the court that the governor needs an urgent chest CT scan and has already been given drugs for pain.

He added that Sonko has possible rib fractures as well after his arrest.

“He needs medical attention with the possibility of admission. Sonko did not assault police officers, instead, he was the one who was assaulted,” Miller said.

Ogoti directed Sonko to get medical treatment in the presence of prisons authorities.

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko,Fredrick Odhiambo and Anthony Otieno at the Milimani Anti-corruption Court in Nairobi on December 9,2019.They pleaded not guilty to the charges. Photos/Enos Teche

This was after Miller presented a letter from MP Shah Hospital signed by Dr Esther Nafula Wekesa showing that Sonko was examined at the facility.

Sonko is said to have complained of chest pain following an assault on Friday evening.

“The pain has been worsening with time and the patient is unable to lie down flat for examination.

I recommend an urgent chest CT scan to rule out rib fractures and hospital admission for further evaluation,” read the letter. 

Sonko will appear again in court on Wednesday to know the fate of his bail application.

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