23 May 2019

Kenya: Court Grants Waititu Sh500,000 Anticipatory Bail

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has been granted a Sh500,000 anticipatory bail by a Kiambu court following his dramatic arrest by as the anti-corruption detectives on Thursday.

The court has also ordered the governor to present himself alongside his lawyers to a police station immediately.

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) had earlier in the day taken into custody the outspoken county boss after more than six hours of interrogation and search at his Runda home.

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The tens of officers camped at the home until noon when they arrested the county boss, who was restrained from leaving for work, and took him to Integrity Centre, the nerve centre of the EACC.

The detectives carted away files and records relating to contracts issued by Mr Waititu's administration.

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