Friday September 20, 2019-The anti-corruption court in Nairobi on Friday agreed to release Ksh15 million that had been deposited as cash bail by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu after his desperate and persistent pleas.
The embattled governor had to deposit a surety of the same value in place of the refunded cash.
He had approached the court pleading for his money back stating that he had been financially overwhelmed and needed the cash to meet his daily obligations, including feeding his family.
He managed to post the surety according to the terms set by the court on July 30. This was the only issue that was blocking the refund.
The county head had deposited the amount with the registrar of courts in a corruption case in which his wife is also charged.
Waititu and his wife Susan Wangari and others are accused of receiving over Ksh25 million from Testimony Enterprises Limited, a company that the County Government of Kiambu awarded contracts.
The Kenyan DAILY POST