Waithaka freed on Sh10m bond - Daily Nation

Former Nyandarua governor, two others freed on bond

Friday July 27 2018

Daniel Waithaka

Former Nyandarua governor Daniel Waithaka arrive at the Nakuru Law Courts on July 27, 2018. Mr Waithaka and two other former county officials were freed on a Sh10 million bond each. PHOTO | JOSEPH OPENDA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By JOSEPH OPENDA
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Former Nyandarua governor Daniel Waithaka and former county officials Grace Gitonga and Kihiu Gichinga who are facing corruption-related charges have been released on Sh10 million bond each with surety.

The three are facing charges over a fraudulent Sh50 million water and sewerage tender.

Nakuru Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalo said the prosecution did not provide enough evidence to show how freeing the three on bond would affect the case.

Earlier Friday, the three had been arraigned in a court in Nyandarua but they did not take plea as the court referred their files to Nakuru, citing lack of jurisdiction.

While releasing them on bond, Mr Kalo declined to give the accused the option of paying cash bail.

At the same time, the magistrate issued warrants of arrest against five other suspects in the same case.

The case has been referred back to the Nyahururu court.