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Wednesday, 15 Jun 2016 11:05 EATswaithera@kenyafreepress.com
A hearing by the Senate Public Account Committee was turned into a wrestling ring this morning as Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko engaged in a physical fight with Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. Kidero was being quizzed over the county's financial spending for the 2013/14 financial year.
Trouble started when Sonko made a presentation on land rates in Nairobi, which he said were illegal. He appeared as a friend of the committee to table documents on the rates.
Sonko claimed a woman in Nairobi was ejected from her Sh2 million property, he also alleged that City Hall used false rates claims documents to evict residents and in the process killed some of them and took over their means of income. He backed up his allegations with a form which he said showed how the property's ownership was transferred but the committee questioned its admissibility.
The two engaged in an ugly exchange of words that became physical, forcing the committee to adjourn the meeting until further notice.
The senator accused Kidero of being a murderer.
Waithera is a staff writer at the Kenya Free Press.