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Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Governor Wesley Rotich released on Sh50,000 bail

By Fred Kibor | March 4th 2021
Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Governor Wesley Rotich at the Eldoret Law Court on March 4, 2021 where he was charged of obtaining goods by false pretense. He was released on a bond of Sh100,000 or cash bail of Sh50,000 respectively. The case will be heard on June 28, 2021. [Peter Ochieng, Standard]

Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Governor Wesley Rotich has been released on Sh50,000 cash bail by an Eldoret court.

Rotich was charged with two counts of obtaining goods by false pretense and issuing a bad cheque worth Sh351,000.

Before chief Magistrate Linus Kassan, Rotich was charged that on August 3, 2018 at Eldoret, he purchased 14 tyres and a lorry battery worth the stated amount at Eri Supplies limited and falsely pretended to be in a position to pay.

On November 12, 2019, the deputy governor issued a bad cheque to the said supplier with knowledge that his account did not have sufficient funds.

He denied both charges and was released on Sh50,000 cash or a bond of Sh100,000.

The case will be heard on June 28, 2021.

Local leaders that came to court in solidarity with the deputy governor led by Soy MP Caleb Kositany blamed politics for the arrest of Rotich.

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