Ex-Governor Kidero released on Ksh.8M cash bail in Ksh.68M graft case
Former Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero was on Tuesday released on a Ksh.8 million cash bail or a Ksh.20 million bond a day after denying graft charges.
Five of his co-accused – namely; Ng’ang’a Mungai Ng’ang’a, Ekaya Alumasi Ghonzour, James Mimi Mbugua, Elizabeth Wanjiru Nderitu, and Hannah Muthoni Kariuki – were also released on the same bail/bond amounts.
The other accused persons – including Paul Mutunga Mutungi, John Ngari Wainaina, Manaseeh Karanja Kepha, and Peterson Andrew Njiru — were freed on a cash bail of Ksh.4 million and a bond of Ksh. 10 million.
Kidero alongside 15 others are accused of defrauding the Nairobi County Government of Ksh.68 million through unlawful payments to a law firm trading as Wachira, Mburu, Mwangi & Company Advocates.
Appearing at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday, they were charged with abuse of office, money laundering, conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, unlawful acquisition of public property and dealing with suspect property.
The former Governor and his co-accused, who have been in custody since their arrest on Friday, April 26, denied the charges and urged the court to release them on ‘reasonable’ bail terms.