Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been arrested in Voi, South of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
This follows orders by Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.
Kenya’s public prosecutor had Friday morning ordered the immediate arrest and arraignment of the county boss for alleged corruption.
The City County boss and others are expected to appear before the anti-corruption court Friday to face charges over the loss of KSh 357 million.
Other City Hall officials expected in court are county secretary Peter Mbugua, members of the tender committee Patrick Mwangangi, Samuel Ndung’u, Edwin Kariuki, Lawrence Mwangi, and Preston Miriti, among others.
The governor and the officials will face charges of conspiracy to commit an economic crime, willful failure to comply with the law and conflict of interest.
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji said investigations by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) had yielded sufficient evidence to sustain the charges.