Nock boss Ekumbo released on a KSh200,000 cash bail

Nock and KSF boss Ben Kaburi Ekumbo in court on Tuesday, November 28, 2016 where he was ...
Nock and KSF boss Ben Kaburi Ekumbo in court on Tuesday, November 28, 2016 where he was denied bail and remanded until December 6, 2016. PHOTO/Dzuya Walter

National Olympics Committee of Kenya (Nock) first vice chair Bernard Ekumbo was on Tuesday morning freed on a KSh200,000 cash bail on after spending 16 days in police custody.

Ekumbo was released by Principal Magistrate Charity Oluoch days after Senior Principal Magistrate Joyce Gandani resorted that Ekumbo remain in police custody following serious allegations of molestation of minors.

In a remarkable twist to his case just four days after his dramatic arrest, the prosecution had claimed Ekumbo is being investigated on claims of sexual molestation against minors at the Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) which he heads.

The KSF boss who also under the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) probe over fraudulences at the federation faces other counts including conspiring with others to steal USD 10,500 (KSh1,070,364.75) property of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts.

Ekumbo has offered to refund the full amount while claiming the cash was deposited into his bank account without his knowledge while on national duty with Team Kenya at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Ekumbo was arrested dramatically arrested under his bed at his home, November 21, he denied all charges before him.

His case will be mentioned on December, 15. ⁠


-Additional reporting by Charity Wanja.

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