Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been granted Sh15 million cash bail or Sh30 million bond.
Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti in his ruling on Monday said he had considered all the charges, losses made, nature of offences and amount involved in each of the accused persons.
“On sonko influencing supporters, ogoti says pre trial detention might be necessay for purposes of public order if demonstrated that accused is likely to cause unrest,” he said.
that he would not consider issues of health in the ruling.
The governor has been charged with money laundering and unlawful acquisition of public property at City Hall amounting to Sh357 million.
He is also accused of irregularly awarding tenders to his close aides, forging documents and misappropriating county funds.
The county boss denied all the charges on Monday.
The Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution had opposed Sonko’s release on bail.
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