Hype Ballo’s Release on Sh500K Cash Bail Sparks Controversy

Hype Ballo

Allan Ochieng, also known as Hype Ballo, who was charged with the killing of DCI officer Felix Kintosi, was granted bail on Wednesday by the Kiambu Law Court. The bail amount was set at Kshs 500,000, with the option of providing a surety of the same amount or paying a cash bail of Kshs 500,000.

In her ruling, Lady Justice Dorah Chepkwony ordered the accused to attend all court sessions, report to DCI Kikuyu Sub-county on the first day of every month until the key witness testifies, and remain under the supervision of Kibera area chief until his case is finalized.


The deceased DCI officer who was then attached to the Kabete Police Station died on March 21 from injuries allegedly sustained during a traffic rage encounter a week earlier.

The alleged assault happened on March 16 after the officer was involved in a non-injury traffic accident at around 4am within Kikuyu market.

Police said in their report Kelian did not identify himself as an officer during the incident.

Ballo had been in custody since his arrest on March 23, after the ODPP through prosecution counsel Jenifer Ndeda applied for his detention pending the completion of a social inquiry report by Probation and Aftercare.

Lady Justice Chepkwony while granting the bail terms ordered the accused to attend all court sessions and to report to DCI Kikuyu Subcounty on the first day of every month until the key witness testifies.

She also directed the accused to remain under the supervision of the Kibera area chief until the conclusion of his case.

This case will be mentioned on 22th May, 2024 for pretrial and scheduling of a hearing date.

Hype Ballo was arrested alongside six others, including DJ Joe Mfalme, in connection with Kelian’s death.

The others are Eric Kariuki Gathua, Simon Wambugu Wanjiru, Khadija Abdi Wako, Sammy Cheruiyot Rotich and Agnes Kerubo Mogoire.

The six were later released and truned into prosecution witnesses.

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