We Will Hold National Protests If Sonko Is Not Released University Students Tell Government

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As ex-Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko waits for bail ruling tomorrow in separate courts, a section of university students has now threatened to go on strike should Sonko fail to secure his freedom.

In a joint press briefing the students led by Kenya University Students Organization Secretary General Makori Malema, the events surrounding Sonko’s arrests and detention are politically instigated and therefore the government should stop.

“If they fail to release our governor tomorrow we will be on the streets because everyone knows that the charges are political,” Makori said.

“Sonko was a member of Parliament, senator and eventually the governor of this city when did he became a terrorist?” They asked.
The court hearing an application to hold Sonko for 30 days deferred the ruling to Tuesday, February 9.
That is the same day a Kiambu court is to rule on his bail application in a separate assault case.
Kahawa West chief magistrate Diana Kavedza ordered Sonko be detained at the Gigiri police cells ahead of her ruling.

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