Former Presidential candidate Cyrus Jirongo has been released from custody after paying Sh 5 million cash bail as ordered by the High Court.
Jirongo spent two nights in police custody after he was arrested for allegedly failing to pay a debt of Sh 20 million he had been loaned by Businessman Brian Yongo.
High court Deputy Registrar Elizabeth Tanui had ordered the politician to deposit a cash bail of Sh 5 million and a surety of another Sh 5 million. Among those who showed up to bail the one time billionaire is Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa who deposited his Mercedes Benz as surety for Jirongo.
The DR gave him until 1pm Thursday to deposit the money or be remanded. He spent his second at Muthangari Police Station which executed the arrest warrant.
It is alleged that Yongo and the politician had agreed that the amount will be settled in three installments. Sh 5 million in October 2015, followed by another 5 million and the final installment within 60 days.
Other people who are said to have sued Jirongo for failing to pay their debts amounting to millions of shillings are COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli and Businessman Sammy Kogo.
So far Jirongo claims to be owing Yongo a balance of Sh 9 million. He was declared bankrupt in 2017 by a Nairobi Court.