DPP Haji Goes After Governor Over Bail Terms

The Director of Public Prosecution(DPP) on Friday has called for the cancellation of Samburu Governor, Moses Lenolkulal court bond.

Haji Demanded the cancellation citing that Lenolkulal had breached the bond terms.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko

The High Court had given tough conditions on April 2019 for the release of Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal who is facing Ksh 84.7m corruption and fraud charges.

The governor was required to pay a Ksh100m cash bail, the other option being a Ksh150 million bond with a surety of the same amount.

In addition to the corruption and fraud charges, he also faces charges on abuse of office.

DPP Noordin Haji and Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, was on Wednesday released on a cash bail of Ksh15 million or a bond of Ksh30 million and a surety of the same.

Issuing the ruling, Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti gave the governor a set of conditions that he, together with other accused person must adhere to.

Ogoti directed that all the accused persons deposit their passports with the court.

He was also barred from travelling outside the country without the authority of the court.

Sonko, who is well known for using his Facebook account to freely express his thoughts, was also barred from commenting on any social media platform.

All the accused persons were also barred from accessing their offices unless they are accompanied by authorised officers.

The magistrate further directed that any violation of the bail term will lead to the cancellation of the same.

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