Sonko finally freed after posting Ksh.15 million cash bail

Sonko finally freed after posting Ksh.15 million cash bail
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his lawyers after posting bail. PHOTO| COURTESY

Embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was set free on Wednesday evening after posting a cash bail of Ksh.15 million.

Citizen Digital understands that Governor Sonko, who spent the last five days in police custody, left the Milimani Law Courts at around 8pm in the company of his lawyers.

The Governor, alongside 11 others including Nairobi County Government officials, is facing 19 corruption related charges over irregular procurement and payment of over Ksh.357 million.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted a bond of Ksh.30 million with a surety of similar amount or Ksh.15 million cash bail.

Sonko was, however, barred from accessing office which includes executing the Governor’s functions.

Magistrate Ogoti directed that should there be need to access the county offices, the accused should be escorted by investigating officers.

He further ordered that Sonko refrain from commenting on the case on social media.

In addition, the Governor and his co-accused are to deposit their passports and other travel documents in court.

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