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Sonko to be investigated for calling himself the acting president

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko will be investigate for calling himself the acting President of the Republic of Kenya.

In a letter addressed to the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinett, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mr Keriako Tobiko directed the police and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate the senator over the incident.

My attention has been drawn to a video clip aired by various stations and widely shared on social media platforms, in which Senator Sonko is captured engaging in disruptive conduct and uttering words that he is the acting President of the Republic of Kenya, the DPP’s letter read in part.

As a result, the DPP has directed the Inspector General to conduct urgent investigations into the said conduct and utterances of the senator, pursuant to Article 157 (4) of the constitution.


The DPP also wants the senator to be interrogated in respect of the said conduct and utterances and the file be forwarded to his office for appropriate action.

Senator Sonko made the utterances during the burial of former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti’s husband on Friday in Kathiani, Machakos County.

“Rais Uhuru ako Togo, his Deputy President William Ruto ako France. I am number three in command politically influence-wise and socially. I am now the acting president of the Republic of Kenya,” he was captured saying in a video clip.