Woman claims Sonko forced her at gunpoint to implicate judges in scandal
Merry Nkatha, a woman involved in the tape recordings leaked by former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko claims she was forced to implicate Governor Ann Kananu and High Court Judge Justice Chitembwe.
According to the woman, heavily armed men kidnapped her and gave her a written script, which she would use in response to Sonko's call.
In the video leakage, Nkatha was heard identifying herself as a National Intelligence Service officer.
She revealed damning graft allegations against Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu, lawyer Cecil Miller, and High Court Judge Said Chitembwe.
Speaking at Karen police station where she had gone to record a statement, the woman stated that she was forced to speak at gunpoint.
They ordered me to read what was written on paper when responding to Sonko's call at gunpoint,'' Nkatha stated.
The former banker is now seeking protection from the police, claiming that her life is in danger following the ongoing feud between her and the people involved.
She alleged that she was kidnapped on Saturday, November 20, further stating that the former governor has been issuing threats against her.
“On Saturday night I was kidnapped by people I know , I later reported the matter to the police on Sunday under OB 14/21/11/21. The Police promised to look into the matter however, all I am asking for is security, since he has been threatening me,” Nkatha stated.
At the same time, the former banker revealed that she had met Sonko earlier at his lawyer's home where he offered to give her Ksh250million or a beach plot worth Ksh300 million for her to implicate Governor Kananu in irregularities surrounding the court's clearance for her swearing-in.
Additionally, Nkatha disclosed that it was after she rejected the offer that tapes were made following the swearing-in of Kananu as the Nairobi governor.
Through a series of audio and video recordings, the former Nairobi governor has implicated top judges in graft allegations.
The Judicial Service Commission led by Chief Justice Martha Koome has promised to investigate the matter.