A few hours after his arrest, Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei was on Tuesday granted Sh300,000 cash bail by a court in Nairobi.
The firebrand Senator was arrested by detectives from DCI over incitement remarks he allegedly made at a political rally in August.
Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi gave the cash bail, demanding that the senator provide two contact persons.
"I have considered that the accused person has been charged at a time when most banks have been closed.. .he should, therefore, deposit his cash bail by tomorrow noon," Chief magistrate Francis Andayi ruled.
Cherargei, a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, has until Wednesday afternoon to deposit the money in the bank even though he has secured his freedom.
He has been charged with ethnic contempt of the National Cohesion and Integration Act.
"We are not squatters in this Kenya and if they want we will step on each other in this Kenya until they know they actually don't know or we close down this country (Hii Kenya sisi si squatters,na wakitaka hii Kenya tutakanyagana mpaka wajue hawajui ama tufunge hii Kenya)," the senator said in August.
The prosecution team insists that his statement was meant to incite the Kalenjin community against other communities in Rift Valley, a claim he has denied.
Cherargei will return to court on December 17 when the case will be mentioned. Over the weekend, the Senator demanded for the resignation of Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i, who he accused of engaging in politics.