Waititu freed on bail, tastes first meal after custody

Friday, August 2nd, 2019 00:00 |
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. Photo/CHARLES MATHAI

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, who is facing charges of enriching himself using irregular county tenders, was finally set free after he managed to raise bail, four days after he was arraigned.

Waititu, who had expressed difficulties in raising the Sh15 million cash bail slapped on him on Tuesday by the Anti-Corruption Court Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi, walked out of the Industrial Area Remand around midday yesterday to find handful of supporters waiting for him.

Justice John Oyiego of the Anti-Corruption Court had directed that the parties appear before him today to argue their bail review case.

Following his release, Waititu is reported to have had  lunch at Village Market with close friends, supporters and relatives. 

Tender awards

The governor and his wife are facing multiple corruption-related charges linked to a Sh588 million roads upgrade tenders awarded to a shadowy company m/s Testimony Enterprise.

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