Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki has been released on a Sh6 million cash bail over graft case.
The County chief has however, been barred from accessing county offices until Sh34 million tender graft case is determined.
In his ruling on Wednesday September 9, 2020, Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti said he had considered the seriousness of the offence and the submissions by the defence on bail.
He also noted that of late corruption has evolved from hundreds of shillings to millions yet there are no proper guidelines on cash bail relating to that.
The governor had been charged with conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption of over Sh34 million alongside 20 others.
Muthomi and all the other 19 accused persons were also ordered to deposit their passports in court.
He now joins a list of other two governors that have been barred from accessing their offices due to graft.
Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko was last year barred from accessing his office over a Sh357 million graft, as well as Migori governor Okoth Obado who was recently barred from accessing his offices in Migori over Sh73.5 million graft case.
Barring Obado from accessing his offices has ignited an impeachment motion against him, that is being spearheaded by Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.