Kidero consoles Rotich in court

Rotich spent the night at Muthaiga Police Station

Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero consoles Treasury CS Henry Rotich

Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on Tuesday consoled Treasury CS Henry Rotich who was being arraigned at a Nairobi court.

Kidero was in court for a mention of one of his corruption-related cases when he bumped into Rotich's group which was waiting to face graft charges related to Kimwarer and Arror dam scandal.

The former Nairobi Governor approached the besieged Treasury boss, offered pleasantries, and even managed to strike a smile on Rotich's seemingly beaten face.

The Treasury CS, PS Kamau Thugge spent Monday night at Muthaiga Police Station while 19 other high-ranking officials in government were held in various police stations in Nairobi and in Eldoret.

Kidero has in the recent months become a frequent guest of the state in police cells and in courts where he is battling several corruption cases related to his reign as Nairobi County boss.

Deputy President William Ruto

Meanwhile, political allies and lawyers close to Deputy President William Ruto flocked the Nairobi court in solidarity with Rotich and his co-suspects.

Ruto's longtime lawyers Kioko Kilukumi and Katwa Kigen were among those who appeared for the defense side.

Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen also appeared in court in support of the suspects.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji on Monday said all the suspects would step aside once they have taken plea in the cases and will remain suspended until their cases are concluded.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is any time from now expected to make appointments that will provide leadership at Treasury once Rotich and Thugge have stepped aside.

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