Nairobi's Governor-elect Mike Sonko arrives for a Jubilee Party campaign rally at Uhuru park in Nairobi, Kenya August 4, 2017
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Nairobi's governor pleaded not guilty to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars in a Kenyan court Monday.Sonko, a member of Kenyatta's ruling Jubilee Party, said in a statement on Sunday that his arrest was politically motivated and that he was a law-abiding citizen.Sonko was represented in court by a high profile team of Kenyan lawyers including the Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen.Police used teargas to disperse hundreds of Sonko's supporters when he was called into the anti-corruption office for questioning in November.
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