Samburu Governor Lenolkulal released on a 100 million bail


Samburu County Governor Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal has been granted a bond of Sh 150 million or a cash bail of Sh 100 million after pleading not guilty to graft charges.


Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti also prohibited the Governor from accessing his office.

Lenolkulal who arrested on the morning was arraigned before Nairobi Anti corruption where he denied abuse of office, conspiracy to commit economic crime, conflict of interest and unlawful acquisition of public property charges.


The Governor is charged alongside 13 other Samburu County officials who the court directed to appear on Thursday 4th to take plea.


The prosecution did not oppose his release on bail but sought that the court imposes stringent conditions because the nature of offenses he is charged with touch directly on the discharge of his functions as a Governor.

In addition, the court directed the Director of IFMIS not to allow the 14 accused persons access to the Samburu County Government funds.

According to the prosecution, if the Governor is allowed to go back to the office, there may be interference with witnesses since most of them still work at the county.

The officials are accuse of trading with the county government through their companies or private contractors between 2013 and 2018.

The governor is accused of Acquiring public property to wit Sh 84 million for the supply of fuel to Samburu County Government through his service station OLYX.