The High Court has saved Jubilee spanner boy Tony Gachoka from further incarceration in a six month contempt of court jail after he failed to raise Ksh 2 million to buy his freedom.
Justice Weldon Korir on Monday ordered the immediate release of Mr Gachoka from Industrial Area Prison, ruling that he has raised a strong appeal against his conviction and which will be overtaken by events if he continues being in jail.
â€œMr Gachoka had already approached this court seeking a review of the contempt of court proceedings, which application will be overtaken by events if he is in prison. I therefore order his immediate release pending determination of his appeal,â€ ruled Korir.
Gachoka’s emissaries are said to have reached out to ODM leader Raila Odinga to help post his bail, as all calls to state house went unanswered:Â mteja hapatikani kwa sasa.