Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko will spend five more nights in police cells after a Kiambu court pushed a hearing on his bail application to Tuesday.
This is according to Kiambu court administrator who spoke after Sonko spent Wednesday night at Kamiti Maximum Prison where he was taken after being moved from Gigiri Police Station.
This was after the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) told the court they had intelligence linking Sonko to terror activities.
ATPU sought to have the former governor spend 30 days in custody as police conclude their probe.
Chief Inspector Newton Thimangu swore an affidavit claiming to have intelligence information that Sonko allegedly recruited a militia group to disrupt the country’s peace and stability.
Thimangu claims Sonko had been purchasing military attire linked with terror groups and illegally arming private security agents with full jungle, military boots and firearms.
The ousted county boss also faces 12 other charges of assault and was arraigned in Kiambu Tuesday.