Sonko threatened KENHA officials over impounded water tanker
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko is under investigation for allegedly threatening Kenya National Highways Authority officials over the release of a water tanker.
“Sonko and his entourage were reported to have stormed the Mtwapa station brandishing guns and demanding the release of a water tanker, supposedly ferrying water to his Vipingo home, which had been impounded for overloading,” Transport PS Eng John Mosonik said in a statement.
Mosonik said on Sunday that cases of government officials intimidating KENHA staff have increased.
He noted that the trend undermines the authority’s mandate to secure infrastructure.
“This variant of uncouth and juvenile behaviour is callous and irresponsible to say the least, especially coming from a public official who is supposed to know better. As the Ministry charged with managing the country’s infrastructure, we wish to state that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated, regardless of the perpetrator’s station in society,” he said.
He said investigations into the incident are underway.
Mosonik was speaking in reference to a Saturday night incident in which Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter was caught on camera threatening Gilgil weighbridge officials.
Keter threatened them for impounding a truck because it had no permit to operate on Kenyan roads.
The truck also had a drilling crane mounted on it without the required exemption permits.
It belongs to nominated MP Sanjeev Kour Birdi.