CS Henry Rotich Released on Ksh50M Bond

  • Treasury CS, Henry Rotich, and his PS, Kamau Thugge, were on Tuesday released on a Ksh50 million bond with an alternative cash bail of Ksh15 million.

    While delivering his ruling, Justice Douglas Ogoti also gave the suspects conditions to meet or else they will be denied bond until the case gets terminated.

    Ogoti ordered that the suspects, including Rotich and Thugge, should not access their offices unless accompanied by an investigating officer.

    The suspects were also ordered to deposit their passports in court.

    "Accused one, Henry Kiplagat Rotich, and accused two, Kamau Thugge, each to be released on a bond of Ksh50 million with one surety of a similar amount or a cash bail of Ksh15 million.

    "All the accused to deposit their passports and all their travel documents in court as argued...They are accorded 48 hours to surrender the same," ruled the judge.

    "The places of work of accorded persons are considered scenes of crime and they should keep away. If there is any need to visit their places of work, that should be done in the company of their IO (Investigating Officer).

    "All accused should not approach any witness in any manner and for whatever reason. Such actions will lead to cancellation of bond," he continued.

    He also directed the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji, and Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to provide their evidence in 14 days.

    The case is set for mention on August 8, 2019, which will the determine the pre-trial date.

    Ogoti also directed that all the accused who were not in court during the bail ruling to present themselves to DCI, latest July 26, 2019, at 2pm, without which the detectives will be at liberty to pick warrants of arrest against them.

    Rotich and Thugge were arrested on Monday in connection with the ongoing crackdown of Arror and Kimwarer dams.

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