High Court reduces Governor Lenolkulal's Sh100M bail

Lenolkulal pleaded for leniency

Samburu Governor Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal during his court appearance on Wednesday, his bail was reduced from Sh100 million to Sh10 million

Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal successfully pleaded to have his bail terms reduced by the High Court.

Judge Mumbi Ngugi granted the governor's request and reduced the Sh100 million bail to Sh10 million.

Justice Ngugi noted that the terms set by Justice Douglas Ogoti were excessive.

The judge further reduced the cash bond from Sh150 million to Sh30 million with a surety of a similar amount.

Lenolkulal will not tamper with witnesses

"It has not been demonstrated that he is a flight risk, and I note that the Prosecution did not oppose his application for bail.

"The applicant has also been barred from accessing County offices, so the apprehension that he may interfere with witnesses is not a consideration," Justice Ngugi noted.

The governor is charged with conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, abuse of office, conflict of interest and unlawful acquisition of public property contrary to the law, all of which he has denied.

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

"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," lawyer Paul Nyamodi argued in the application.

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