Former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero released on Sh 2 million cash bail

Former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero released on Sh 2 million cash bail

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2018-Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and his co-accused Maurice Okere have been released on Sh2 million cash bail after spending a night at the Ethics and anti-corruption Commission headquarters in Nairobi .The two  were also given a bond of Sh3 million with a surety of same amount.

Kidero Appeared and   former Nairobi County Treasury boss Okere appeared before Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti on Thursday, and seven others (who were not present in court) are  all accused of abuse of office, money laundering and bribery.

They  are alleged to have facilitated the loss of Sh213,327,300 between January 16, 2014 and January 25, 2016.

the charge sheet further states that  they plotted to commit corruption by authorising payment to various companies for services not rendered.

Dr Kidero allegedly received a total of Sh24 million from Lodwar Wholesalers Ltd on diverse dates.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission said other allegations are conflict of interest and failure to protect public property.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on Wednesday said it agreed with the EACC that there is enough evidence to charge the suspects.

“The DPP has independently reviewed the file and material submitted to him and is satisfied that the persons named are criminally culpable jointly and severally,” the DPP communicated Wednesday evening.

 

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