Samburu Governor tough bail terms of Ksh 100m reduced to peanuts

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The High Court tough conditions for the release of Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal who is facing Sh84.7m corruption and fraud charges have been massaged to peanuts.

The governor who was required to pay a Sh100m cash bail with the other option being a Sh150 million bond with a surety of the same amount is now going to pay Ksh 90m less after he applied for review in the corruption case against him.

High Court grants Samburu Governor bail for Kshs 10 Million…still high but sort of reasonable— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) April 3, 2019

The governor had just entered a not guilty plea in a corruption case he is charged alongside 13 others over Sh84 million fuel scandal.

Mr Kasainie is charged with conspiring to commit the offence of corruption, which led to unlawful payment of Sh84,695,996 to his petrol station known as Oryx Service Station.

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His co-accused were not in court on Tuesday but were ordered to appear on April 4, for plea taking.

The governor was arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts today to face charges of corruption and abuse of office.
Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission say they are looking for 13 other officials, among them his deputy, county secretary, chief finance officer, former chief officer in charge of environment and several other chief officers.

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This is after the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji ordered their prosecution in the ongoing probe into graft claims.
The 14 suspects are linked to Sh84.7m-fuel supply scandal in which Oryx Service Station, which police believe is owned, by Mr Kasaine and Mr Ndathi, was given a tender to supply the county government against the law.
In his orders, Justice Douglas Ogoti also barred 13 co-accused from accessing the money.

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