Kidero Released On Ksh 8 Million Cash Bail
30 April, 2019: Former Nairobi City County Governor Dr. Evans Kidero, who is facing corruption charges over illegal payment of Ksh68 million has been released on a cash bail of Ksh.8 million by the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court in Nairobi today.
Dr. Kidero and ten other suspects were arrested by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives and arraigned in court on Monday 29th April, 2019. The suspects had been remanded in custody for one day by the court following objections of their release by the prosecution.
The trial Magistrate Mr. Douglas Ogoti sitting in Milimani Court while making a ruling on the bail application ordered Dr. Kidero to pay a cash bail of Ksh 8million or an alternative bond of Ksh20 million with a surety of same amount. Other suspects given similar bail terms as the former Governor are, Paul Mutunga Mutungi (former City Councillor); Nairobi City County accountants- Ng’ang’a Mungai Ng’ang’a, James Mimi Mbugua, Elizabeth Wanjiru Nderitu, and Alice Njeri Mundia.
The other suspects, were granted cash bail of Ksh4 million each or an alternative of Ksh10 million bond with a surety of same amount each.
Dr. Kidero is charged alongside George Wainana Njogu (former Nairobi City County Chief of Staff and Director Cups Limited); Paul Mutunga Mutungi (former Nairobi City Councillor); Aduma Joshua Owuor (former acting Director of Legal Affairs, Nairobi City Council, and now Member of Parliament for Nyakach Constituency);John Ndirangu Kariuki (former Mayor of Nairobi City); Manasseh Karanja Kepha (Ag. Deputy Director Internal Audit); Philomena Kavinya Nzuki (Principal County Accountant); Accountants Ng’ang’a Mungai Ng’ang’a, Charity Muringo Ndiritu, Peterson Andrew Njiru, Ekaya Alumasi, James Mimi Mbugua, Elizabeth Wanjiru Nderitu and Alice Njeri Mundia. The others are Hannah Muthoni Kariuki and John Ngari Wainana (co-Director Cups Limited).
The suspects face charges of conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption; unlawful acquisition of public property; abuse of office, dealing with suspect property and money laundering. The Office of the Director of Prosecutions has approved the prosecutions.
The case will be mentioned on May 4th for further directions.
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