Four individuals charged alongside former sports cabinet secretary, Rashid Echesa, in his Ksh40 billion gun tender fraud case, have registered a major win, after the court slashed their cash bails.
The four, who had initially been directed to pay Ksh1 million each will now pay Ksh200,000.
Chrispin Oduor, Kennedy Oyoo, Daniel Otieno and Clifford Okoth are accused of having conspired with Echesa to defraud foreigners by posing as government officials, charged with negotiating a military equipment deal.
The accused had appealed to the court to review their bail terms, indicating that they were unable to raise the Ksh1 million bail that had been set.
””The respondents have only managed to secure Sh300,000 and Sh200,000 respectively to honour their bail terms. They are not in a position to raise more,” criminal lawyer Cliff Ombeta told the court.
One of the suspects, Otieno, had also told the court to practice leniency on him, saying that he suffers from Diabetes.
Meanwhile, Echesa’s woes escalated on Monday, after he was arrested once again for being in possession of illegally acquired vehicles.
This was after detectives raided his home in Karen and impounded five luxury vehicles parked within his compound, with some of the cars bearing forged registration numbers.
The vehicles included a Toyota V8, a Lexus, a Volkswagen, a Mercedes Benz, and a pickup.