Former presidential aspirant Cyrus Jirongo has secured his release after paying Ksh.5 million cash bail.
The court registrar on Wednesday had orderd his lawyers to deposit Ksh. 5 million within 24 hours or else he risks being jailed.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa who had accompanied Jirongo to court gave his Mercedes Benz as surety to help secure Jirongo’s release.
The former Lugari legislator spent 48 hours at police custody after he was arrested for failing to pay a Ksh.20 million debt owed to businessman Brian Yongo following a court order.
Jirongo, who appeared before Deputy Registrar Elizabeth Tanui at the Milimani Courts on Wednesday denied the allegations even as the petitioner pleaded with the court to have him jailed for six months.
The former presidential aspirant however told the Court that the payments towards clearing the said debt were ongoing further urging the court to give him time to present the evidence.
According to Yongo, he loaned the former MP Ksh.25 million between 2014 and 2015, but has only paid a fifth of the amount.
In her ruling, Deputy Registrar Elizabeth Tanui noted that Jirongo has had time since August 6, 2018, adding that there was no explanation he gave as to why he did not present himself in court.