Governor Moses Lenolkulal pleads for reduction of Ksh100m cash bail

Governor Lenolkulal sits at Industrial Area Prison after failing to raise Ksh100 million bail

Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal

Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal has written to the courts seeking a review of the Ksh100 million cash bail he was slapped with on Tuesday.

Lenolkulal is still being held at the Industrial Area Remand Prison after he was unable to raise the set cash bail after he denied Ksh84 million graft charges.

On Wednesday, the Samburu County boss filed the review of bail as his lawyer assured the court that Lenolkulal does not pose a flight risk due to his capacity as governor.

Pleads for review

My Lord the accused is greatly aggrieved by the said terms which are completely outrageous and unprecedented," lawyer Paul Nyamodi said.

"It goes against the bail and bond policy, specifically that the bond amount should not be excessive and should not be greater than necessary to guarantee that the accused persons will appear in court,” he added.

Reports have intimated that the Director of Public Prosecutions is yet to be served with the applicable documents for review.

High Court orders

Apart from the Ksh100 million cash bail that Lenolkulal was given, the High Court gave him an alternative of Ksh150 million bond and a surety of the same amount.

EACC detectives told the court they were looking for 13 other officials, among them the deputy governor, county secretary, chief finance officer, former chief officer in charge of environment and several other chief officers.

In his orders, Justice Douglas Ogoti also barred 13 co-accused from accessing the money.

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