REDUCED TERMS

Lenolkulal bail terms reduced to Sh10m from Sh100m

In Summary

• Judge Mumbi Ngugi said the bond and the bails may well amount to a denial of bail.

Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal. /COURTESY
BLESSED: Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal. /COURTESY
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The High Court has reduced Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal's bail terms to Sh10 million cash bail or Sh30 million bond.

"At any rate given the nature and circumstances of the case and the penalty provided in law, it is my view that the bond terms imposed on the applicants are excessive," Judge Mumbi Ngugi said.

Making the ruling on Wednesday, Ngugi said the bond and the bails may well amount to a denial of bail.

 

"It has not been demonstrated that he is a flight risk and I note that the prosecution did not oppose the bail," she said.

Ngugi said the remaining of the trial court orders shall stay in force pending hearing and determination of the application by the DPP.

Lenolkulal's terms of release were the deposit of Sh150 million bond and a surety of the same amount or an alternative of Sh100 million bail.

The bail amount is one of the highest ever slapped on a graft suspect by the Judiciary.

But the Governor sought a review of the Sh100 million bail terms given a day after denying graft charges.

Lenolkulal was charged with four counts of abuse of office and conflict of interest leading to the loss of Sh84.6 million public funds.

The county boss is accused of using his company - Oryx service station - to supply petrol and diesel to the county.