Kidero’s son released on Sh100, 000 cash bail in adulterated fuel charge

Kidero’s son released on Sh100, 000 cash bail in adulterated fuel charge

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Former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero’s son Ronald was on Friday charged with storage of substandard petroleum products.

He was charged with storing 14,000 litres of diesel and 28,000 litres of gasoline which did not meet the Kenya Bureau of Standards specifications.

Ronald denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and was released on a cash bail of Sh100, 000 or a surety bond of Sh300,000.

The case will be mentioned on September 24 and the hearing starts on September 4.

Ronald was charged jointly with others yet to be arrested.

Ronald was arrested on Thursday just moments after the court released his father on bail.

His father spent the second night at Integrity Centre because his lawyers were not able to process his Sh2 million bail on time.

Motorist David Nyamu lodged a complaint with police after fueling at the Shell Petrol Station at Ridgeways along Kiambu road owned by Kidero, on August 3. Samples taken by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations found that the fuel was substandard.

Ronald’s lawyer Steve Luseno said the fuel had been sold out and requested the court to restrain the police from shutting down the station.

Luseno said detectives investigating the matter are planning to close it. He requested the court to issue restraint orders.

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