Former Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko and his immediate family members have been banned from entry to the United States.
Sonko and his family members will be denied entry into the North American country after the US Department of State accused the former Governor of receiving bribes and kickbacks in exchange for the award of government contracts.
Those affected by the ban include his wife Primrose Mbuvi, his daughters; Saumi Agnes Mbuvi and Salma Wanjiru Mbuvi, and Sonko’s minor child.
A statement from the US Department of State read;
“His actions undermined the rule of law and public’s faith in Kenya’s democratic institutions and public processes.
“These designations reaffirm the commitment of the United States to combating c********n and supporting the rule of law while strengthening the democratic institutions in Kenya.
“We will continue to use all available tools to promote accountability for c*****t actors in this region and globally.”
Sonko was ousted through an impeachment as Nairobi Governor in December 2020. He is currently facing various graft cases in court.