Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, who had been charged with irregular procurement and payment of over Ksh.357 million, has been freed.
Sonko was released on a cash bail of Ksh15 million or a bond of Ksh 30million, surety of the same.
However, while giving his verdict, Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti that any violation of the bail term will lead to the cancellation of the same.
Sonko, together with a number of his county officials and contractors had been charged with more than 10 charges of money laundering, receiving bribes and conflict of interest where they all declined the charges.
Earlier on, Sonko’s lawyers had applied for bail, arguing that the governor was unwell and needed medical attention, but the prosecution opposed any plans to release the governor on bond citing his criminal past and intimidation of witnesses as the main reason.
The governor was on Monday forced to spend two more days in custody after the court referred his bond hearing case to Wednesday.
He was, however, forced to be rushed to Kenyatta Hospital after falling ill at Kamiti maximum prison on Tuesday morning.