Businessman Chris Obure has been released on a Sh2 million cash bail and two sureties of the same amount.
Obure was charged alongside his bodyguard Robert Bodo with the murder of Kevin Omwenga.
Bodo has been released on a cash bail of Sh500,000 and two sureties of the same amount.
Justice Jessie Lessit has ordered them not to contact the family of Omwenga or any of the witnesses in the case.
Before they are released they are also required to file in court an affidavit showing where they will reside as the case is ongoing.
Judge Lessit has also ordered them never to handle any firearms until the case is heard and determined.
Omwenga was shot dead in his apartment in Kilimani on August 21 by Bodo who is alleged to have used Obure’s gun.
Earlier this month, the two pleaded not guilty to the murder charge in a virtual session while at the police station.
While declining to allow the application by Obure to be a state witness, Justice Ngugi said it lacked merit.
She further ruled that Obure cannot purport to instruct the office of the DPP on whether to charge him or have him appear as a witness.
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