BROTHERHOOD! CS Eugene Wamalwa Gives his Expensive Mercedes as Security to save Silas Jirongo from Jail

Former Lugari lawmaker Cyrus Jirongo finally secured his freedom from police custody on Thursday afternoon after Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa came to his aid.

Mr Wamalwa gave his Mercedes Benz as a surety for the release of Mr Jirongo, who was to pay a cash bail of Sh5 million.

The former Member of Parliament spent Tuesday and Wednesday nights in a police cell after failing to raise the cash bail.

The CS handed over the log book of his car before Deputy Registrar Elizabeth Tanui a few minutes after 1pm, the deadline that Mr Jirongo had been given.

The former MP risked being taken to remand prison over a debt of Sh20 million owed to businessman Bryan Yongo.

The surety allows Mr Jirongo to reorganise himself and plan to settle the debt. He is expected to demonstrate the mode of payment to Mr Yongo.

Mr Jirongo was arrested on Tuesday, following the issuing of a warrant on August 6, 2018. This was because he failed to appear in court to explain why he should not be committed to civil jail for failing to service a debt he acknowledged.

Mr Jirongo earlier agreed to pay the debt saying he would prioritise it he was going to give it priority after selling his 500 acres of land in Ruai, Nairobi County, and another five acres in Kisumu.

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