Nairobi businessman Chris Obure has been released on a Sh2 million cash bail with two sureties of the same amount.
His bodyguard, Robert Bodo Ouko who was charged alongside Obure for the murder of Kevin Omwenga, was released on Sh500,000 cash bail with two sureties of the same amount.
Appearing before Justice Jessie Lessit, the accused persons were ordered to deposit their travel documents with the court, avoid contact with the deceased’s family and witnesses.
Further, the duo will be required to swear an affidavit indicating their places of residence for the period of the case.
Justice Lessit also ordered the accused persons not to handle firearms until the murder case is heard and determined.
The two have been in custody since August 22, a day after Omwenga was fatally shot at his Kilimani apartment.
On September 9, Obure and Ouko pleaded not guilty to the murder charges.
Earlier, the businessman who is said to be a fake gold dealer had asked to turn state witness, an application that was thrown out by Judge Mumbi Ngugi.
Through his lawyer, Danstan Omari, Obure argued that Ouko used his gun to commit the crime.
CCTV footage from Obure’s office showed his co-accused taking and returning the firearm on the day Omwenga was killed.
But according to the Prosecution, the footage had been tampered with and evidence showed that Obure was within the vicinity of the deceased’s home on the material day.
Police have since presented a third suspect in the case, a Congolese national identified as Vatha Bahati Josue.
Josue is said to have been in contact with the accused persons before and after the brutal murder of the car dealer.
Magistrate Sinkiyian Tobiko declined to detain Josue and granted him Sh100,000 bail.