Kenya: Heavy Bail for Kenya's Finance Minister in Dams Case

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich (right) and his Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge at a Milimani court in Nairobi on July 23, 2019.

Kenya's Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge were on Tuesday released on bail in dams case.

The court released Mr Rotich and Mr Thugge on Ksh50 million ($500, 000) bond with surety or cash bail of Ksh15 million each.

The two officials are among more than 10 others who were charged Tuesday with multiple counts including abuse of office, conspiracy to commit an economic crime, conferring a benefit and single sourcing for the insurance of the projects, and approving payment contrary to the law.

They denied the charges.

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