Garissa Governor Ali Korane has been released on a Sh3.25 million cash bail or Sh5 million bond. Korane has also been barred from accessing his county office and ordered to deposit his passport in court
Korane had earlier on Tuesday been charged has been charged with corruption at the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court.
Korane was accused of misappropriating part of Sh233 million from the World Bank-funded Kenya Urban Support Programme.
The governor and four others were charged with conspiracy to commit an economic crime of fraud. They denied the charge before Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti.
In granting bail, Ogoti said he had considered the fact that there was no loss of money disclosed in the charge