Kenyan businessman Jared Otieno who is charged with conspiracy to defraud a foreigner Sh 300 million in a gold scam has been released on bail.
Otieno who is charged alongside 15 other people was released on a cash bail of Sh 1.5 by Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
His co-accused persons were granted different amounts if bail after a pre-bail report tabled in court confirmed that some of the suspects are students while others messengers and a tea girl.
The 15 are Philip Nahashon Aroko, Robert Ouko Owiti, Ricky Thomas Ochieng, Peter Omondi Onyach, Michael Ochieng, Paul Otieno Ngoche, Alice Nzisa, Joyce Akinyi Ouma, Juliet Kathambi Kithinji, William Otieno Onyango, Hanington Modisa Lugaye, Madan Olwangu Onyino, Seinim Boukar, Abouna Temoua and Lokole Lokunda Albert.
Ricky Thomas Ochieng alias Tom Okoth and Juliet Kathambi Kithinji who are students were released on a cash bail of Sh 300,000 while the two foreigners Abouma Tamoua and Albert Likole Lokundawere ordered to deposit a cash bail of sh 1 million each or a bond of the similar amount with one contact person.
The foreigners were further ordered to deposit their passport with the court and to be reporting the investigating officers once in two weeks failure to which their bond or bail will be cancelled.
The case will be mentioned on 10th June and will be heard on 2nd July this year.