The former Nairobi Governor was on Tuesday released on cash bail of Sh 8 million after spending six days in police custody.
Trial Magistrate Douglas Ogoti gave him an alternative bond of Sh 20 million and directed the ex-county chief to deposit his passport in court.
His co-accused former Mayor John Ndirangu was ordered to deposit a cash bail of Sh 5 million, while George Waina. Pual Mutunga, James Mbugua were given a cash bail of 4 million.
Kidero is accused of money laundering, abuse of office and unlawful acquisition of public property in a Sh68 million corruption scandal.
Kidero paid the Kshs. 8 million in cash without much struggle and the netizens couldn’t relax.
Most wondered how in this economic times, corruption being the sole economic activity, this guy could just walk into a bank and deposit Kshs. 8 million without sweating.
A photo shared on Twitter showing the bank slip in which the Kshs. 8 million was deposited drew a lot of comments in praise and condemnation.
The court fixed the pre- trial conference for May 17th, 2019.
See below some tweets we sampled:
Many felt that the cash bail was too low
Should have been 800M
— Droid (@droid254) May 1, 2019
Others felt the money should’ve been given to them
I must be in the wrong hustle 😣
— Icefaya (@mobmoja) May 1, 2019
That's like depositing to buy a house bwana
— Joe (@chothep) May 1, 2019
— Yells (@Yells_O) May 1, 2019
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