Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has released on a Sh15 million cash bail or Sh30 million bond.
The Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti in his ruling on Wednesday also barred Sonko from accessing his office instructing him to be escorted to pick his belongings from City Hall.
The magistrate warned Sonko to ensure his supporters don’t cause unrest and warned him not to incite them to do the same. All the accused were also barred from approaching or communicating with witnesses in this case.
The Magistrate also noted that a pre-trial detention might be necessary for purposes of public order if demonstrated that accused is likely to cause unrest or use his supporters to cause unrest.
Sonko had produced a certificate of good conduct in court and awards of good deeds ambassadors in his defense and application for reasonable bail conditions.
Sonko is also prohibited from commenting on the case on social media.
Sonko is charged with money laundering and unlawful acquisition of public property at City Hall amounting to Sh357 million.
He is also accused of irregularly awarding tenders to his close aides, forging documents and misappropriating county funds.