July 6, 2018 / 11:51 AM / 7 months ago

Kenya court grants bail to governor accused of fraud conspiracy

FILE PHOTO: Busia county governor Sospeter Ojaamong sits in the dock at the Mililani Law Courts, where he was charged over the theft public funds, in Nairobi, Kenya July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Friday granted bail to a county governor charged with conspiracy to defraud the government and abuse of office.

Sospeter Ojaamong, the governor of Busia County in western Kenya, was arrested in a government crackdown on corruption.

Reporting by Humphrey Malalo; Writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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