Coast Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub has dismissed claims he was compromised to drop assault charges against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

Yakub said he decided to file an application to withdraw the case at Voi law court on January 21 saying his “conscience had directed him to forgive and forget” the issue.


He said his soul has been troubled since the matter was taken to court.

“I was not compromised by Sonko, I don’t know him and I have never met him. I am a Muslim and I don’t habour grudges.

He assaulted me, but I have decided to move on. Even the Bible asks Christians to forgive those who wrong them,” Yakub told PD.

“Those claiming I was pressurised to drop the charges must know we are human first and human is to error. Nobody can pressurise me to drop assault charges if I am the victim.

Sometimes, we can act out of anger and Sonko and I are not different. My heart is clean, after immense soul searching, I decided to let go the case.”

The regional police boss had claimed Sonko kicked him on the thigh during an arrest at Ikanga strip in Voi on December 6.

On Wednesday, January 22, the court threw away the charges. The governor is now left with the KSh 357 million graft case with the list of charges including money laundering, receiving bribes and conflict of interest.

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