Kenyans praise DPP for securing record bail on Samburu Governor
Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal was on Tuesday released on a bond of Sh150 million and a surety of the same amount or an alternative of Sh100 million cash bail.
The bail, the highest ever slapped on a graft suspect by the Judiciary, has excited Kenyans on social media.
The tough conditions comes months after President Uhuru Kenyatta had decried the courts’ issuance of “ridiculous” bail terms to corruption suspects.
Lenolkulal was arraigned before Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti and charged with four counts of corruption and abuse of office leading to the loss of Sh84.6 million public funds.
He denied all the charges.
The bail terms makes his situation even harder, considering his assets including bank accounts have since been frozen. It remains to be seen whether he will afford to pay the bail or bond to secure his release.
Kenyans took to social media to praise the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for a job well done.
Here are some of the reactions.
This the judiciary we want
— Musembi Njuguna (@musembinjuguna) April 2, 2019
High Bail for these thugs is the way to go,but kama alitoa hiyo bail,you guys should tell Kenyans the source.
— Joseph Macharia ? (@MashRomeo) April 2, 2019
Finally, our courts doing good. The way to prepare for those DANM THIEVES. ?
— NJUGUNA Sam (@kenyangunner) April 2, 2019
I love the bail terms.??
— moryn cikuh (@MorynCikuh) April 2, 2019
— Robert Josochi (@robertjosochi) April 2, 2019
Finally! Here’s something to celebrate about the bail terms
— Eric Kinaga (@EricKinaga) April 2, 2019
That’s the bond amount and fine that should be accorded to corrupt guys. Ongeza mpaka billion
— Mark Philo (@markphilo) April 2, 2019
Finally, that’s more like it now. Corruption must be very expensive, in fact, if possible, the Courts should revisit all other corruption cases and review bail terms. If he manages to raise 100 million, DCI & EACC should follow the trail and arrest more thieves. Keep working DPP.
— Sir John (@MKJohn254) April 2, 2019
This could be the turning point. Wale wa dams wapewe bond ya 40b.
— Maina Gitahi (@MainaGitahi5) April 2, 2019
Thanks @ODPP_KE, @EACCKenya ,@DCI_Kenya. Do not back off till all the public resources are recovered from these corrupt dimwits! Remember, you are our ONLY hope! Slay this dragon #corruptionKe dead once and for all. Thanks a million! Keep it up.
— Mc_Daniel§™xFD1 (@McDanie40384403) April 2, 2019