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Sonko pays his 'dues'

27 May 2014, 18:49

Nairobi - Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has compensated the Nairobi bar in which he was involved in a commotion in over the weekend with KES 300,000.

Sonko was involved in a major brawl together with Nairobi women's representative Rachel Shebesh over the weekend which saw gun shots rent the air at Caribea Bar and restaurant in Nairobi's Kilimani.

They have both since recorded statements at the Kilimani police station over the matter.

Sonko though, saw it fit to return to the establishment, which he admits he usually frequents, to clear debts accrued by the management.

He handed over the KES 300,000 to the proprietor Atul Kochhar.

" This money is not a publicity stunt like some would like to believe, but a token of appreciation for an establishment I usually frequent, he said.

" I love the place and know the director very well so this money will enable him get back on his feet and recoup the money lost over the weekend as well as the damage accrued here.

" I have assured him that I will be back here as usual and I believe we have sorted the issue out, he added.

Despite the 'donation' he was adamant that he nor his people were not to blame for the fracas caused over the weekend.

" I am not admitting guilt here but doing what I would have wanted someone to do for me in their circumstance.

" The police will deal with what happened conclusively and I can assure you that I was not in the wrong and they will come to the same conclusion, he added.

Sonko together with Shebesh recorded statements over the matter in the early hours of Tuesday, even though it is understood that Shebeshs' bodyguard, who shot in the air was yet to record a statement over the matter.

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