Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s woes have intensified after police cracked down on his close aides, arresting some and searching their houses.
This is in relation to allegations of terrorism activities that the governor is facing as well as the military like attires that his aides had worn.
Reports indicate that few aides had their houses searched while ideally adding that seven of them were arrested on Friday and Saturday by plainclothes detectives, some outside City Hall, some from their Nairobi homes and some on the road.
Items including knives, jungle camouflage military-type uniforms and many others were seized.
Two of his aides, Clifford Ouko and Benjamin Ochieng were arrested last week and produced at the Kahawa West law court in Kamiti Prison for allegedly attempting to rescue Sonko.
The prosecution wants them detained for 30 days, pending investigations. The magistrate however ordered that they get detained until Tuesday when they will appear for the hearing of the application to have them detained for 30 days.
The two were arrested on February 3 outside Kamiti.
On Friday, politicians who tried to visit impeached Sonko have turned away.
Former Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama, Narok senator Ledama Olekina and Kirinyaga Woman Rep Purity Ngirici were disallowed to see Sonko.
Ochieng had gone on Facebook live outside the prison, saying Sonko was locked up there.
An affidavit by police said they recovered military uniforms, SIM cards, a laptop and assorted mobile phones from the two men.
In a sworn affidavit, inspector Ezekiel Luley of ATPU said the two have been wearing military uniforms against Kenyan law.
He said they planned to attack parts of the country and cause mayhem.
Sonko spent his weekend at the Gigiri police cells ahead of two rulings on his release. To reduce the number of those who wanted to see him at the cells, police misled would-be visitors that he had been moved to Kamiti or Shimo La Tewa Prison in Mombasa.
The Kamiti court hearing an application to hold Sonko 30 days deferred the ruling to Tuesday, February 9.
That is the same day a Kiambu court is to rule on his bail application in a separate assault case.
Kahawa West chief magistrate Diana Kavedza ordered Sonko be detained at the Gigiri police cells ahead of her ruling.
His defence opposed the application, citing alleged contempt of court by the prosecution and jurisdictional issues. They argued the police were abusing their power and would roll back judicial reforms.
The lawyers include John Khaminwa, Assa Nyakundi, Evans Ondieki and Alfred Nyamu.