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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.