Kenya public prosecutor orders arrest of Nairobi governor on suspicion of economic crimes

NAIROBI, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Kenya's public prosecutor on Friday ordered the arrest of the Nairobi County governor and a number of county government officials on suspicion of economic crimes.

Noordin Haji, the country's top prosecutor, told a news conference that he had sufficient evidence to arrest prosecutor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

He also named county government officials whom he said he had evidence to prosecute for various economic crimes as well as a number of businesspeople on charges of money laundering related to Sonko's alleged crimes. (Reporting by George Obulutsa; Editing by Maggie Fick and Muralikumar Anantharaman)