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Flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital charged with graft

Added 12-09-19 07:03:02am EST - “The flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, has been charged with 19 counts of graft-related charges as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Flamboyant governor of Kenya’s capital charged with graft”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The flamboyant governor of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, has been charged with 19 counts of graft-related charges as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption.

Mike Gideon Mbuvi, widely known as Mike Sonko, Monday denied the charges including embezzlement and money laundering. The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission alleges Mbuvi awarded contracts to friend’s companies, which after receiving payment, wired to Mbuvi’s accounts Kenyan shillings worth thousands of dollars.

Mbuvi is known for controversy and his flamboyant lifestyle, like wearing gold rings, chains, watches and clothes. He prefers being called “Sonko” which means rich man in Kenya’s Sheng slang.

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