Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has been freed on a 2 Million shillings cash bail after denying three counts of fraud and abuse of office charges.
Kidero appeared before Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti on Thursday.
Dr Kidero, former Nairobi County Treasury boss Maurice Okere and seven others were accused of leading to the loss of Sh213,327,300 between January 16, 2014 and January 25, 2016.
They allegedly conspired to commit corruption by authorising payment to various companies for services not rendered.
Dr Kidero allegedly received a total of Sh24 million from Lodwar Wholesalers Ltd on diverse dates.
Kidero’s defence lawyers applied for the accused to be released on bond.
Kidero and Okere have been released on condition that they do not approach any possible witnesses in the case.
They have also been ordered to deposit their passports with the court.