Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Governor Wesley Rotich Freed on Bail

DG Wesley Rotich denied two counts before an Eldoret Court, whereby he was ordered to pay either Sh50,000 bail or Sh100,000 bond with the case pushed for a June hearing.

Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Governor Wesley Rotich Freed on Bail
Deputy Governor Wesley Rotich in a past photo. [Source/ The Star]

Deputy County boss Wesley Rotich for the Elgeyo Marakwet has finally been set free on Sh50,000 following his earlier arrest today. 

Appearing before the Eldoret court, the Deputy Governor was faced with two charges, one under which he obtained goods via false pretence, and secondly for issuing a fake cheque amounting to over Sh350,000.

The court heard that on August 3, 2018, at Eldoret, the accused bought 14 tyres and a lorry battery worth the stated amount at Eri Supplies limited and faked his ability to pay.

Over a year later, in November 2019, the accused wrote a cheque to the said suppliers, knowing very well his account had no sufficient cash to facilitate the payment. 

However, he denied all charges with the court directing he be released on Sh50,000 bail or Sh100,000 bond. Further, the case was pushed for hearing on June 28, 2021.

Some politicians led by Soy MP Caleb Kositany pointed accusing fingers at political malice over Wesley's arrest.