Martha Wangari and Peter Karanja
Martha Wangari and Peter Karanja in happier times

Nakuru businessman Peter Karanja has been released on an Sh4 million bond or an alternative cash bail of Sh 2 million after weeks of being in detention.

Karanja was accused of killing Dutch businessman Tob Cohen.

Making the ruling on Tuesday, Judge Daniel Ogembo ordered Karanja not to go anywhere near Cohen’s home.

Ogembo has also warned him not to contact any prosecution witnesses in the matter.

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Peter Karanja engages with a relative in court

He has also been required to deposit his passport in court.

The case will be mentioned on November 12 alongside the other suspect Sarah Wairimu’s case for consolidation.

Judge Ogembo ruled that there were no compelling reasons to deny Karanja bail.

His bail comes days after his estranged wife Gilgil MP Martha Wangari  said she is not ready to house him.

Through her lawyer George Kimani Martha disputed the said report saying the house that Karanja claims is his fixed abode is actually hers.

This was after the pre-bail report of Peter Karanja was in court to be used to determine whether he will be released or not.

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