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I have no apologies for linking Kidero to murder – Sonko

Nairobi senator Mike Sonko has said that he will not apologise for remarks that linked Governor Evans Kidero to murder and theft of property.

The standoff between the two politicians started on Wednesday during a session of Senate’s County Public Accounts and Investments Committee in which  Sonko linked Governor Kidero to murder and accused him of grabbing people’s property.

“This county government has been taking away properties belonging to the people of Nairobi. They give fake demands of rates and then grab the property. They then kill the people. I have evidence to prove all these. I am ready to file an affidavit,” Mr Sonko had said.

The senator did not substantiate his claims even after he was pushed to do so by Committee Chairman Anyang Nyong’o. Governor Kidero has since said he will not appear before the Committee if Sonko is not punished for insulting him.

But in a Facebook post on Monday,  the flambouyant senator said he has sufficient “documentary and video evidence” to back his claim.

“Whenever I raise issues pertaining to corruption in city hall some people change the story that I am playing politics coz of the governorship race but I have sufficient documentary and video evidence. To prove my allegations. They say do not release all your arsenals when going to war. But I am going to release them all through an affidavit I am going to swear without any fear coz mimi niko ready for anything,” Senator Sonko said.