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I am not giving up, warns Sonko

Never one to shy from expressing his opinion, embattled former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has appeared to send a message to his political enemies, by donning a t-shirt with the words ‘Never Give Up’ while turning up for a hearing of his case at the Kiambu Law Courts.

Sonko is battling a myriad of charges including terrorism, robbery with violence, destruction of property, and corruption at various courts. He has been in detention at the Gigiri Police Station for the past week even as the prosecution seeks to detain him for more than a month so as to allow for more investigations.

But despite reports he’d had fallen sick and rushed to Nairobi hospital the outspoken politician on Tuesday elected to speak through the words on his clothes, it appears.

On the dock at the Kiambu Law Courts, Sonko was accompanied by a paramedic by his side apparently to check on his frail health.

Sonko’s latest woes are said to have commenced when he accused the first family of corruption and influencing political appointments in the government.

He also accused senior officials in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government of planning parts of the chaos and violence witnessed in the aftermath of the 2017 general elections, but later pinning the mess on opposition leader Raila Odinga’s supporters.