Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya who doubles as the chair of Council of Governor called the relevant authorities to to conduct the case facing Migori county governor Okoth Obado his four children and business associates in a manner that conforms with the fundamental concepts of justice and equality.
On Friday, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said the council support the fight against corruption both at the national and county governments. He also urged investigative agencies to dissociate from politics and focus on the probe.
“We hope the governor will be accorded a fair and expeditious trial to ensure uninterrupted service delivery to Migori residents,” Oparanya said.”On the other hand, we continue to urge county officials to adhere to the principles of public finance as they exercise their respective duties.”
He has called on the judiciary to turn away from the traditions of locking out governors from their office while under investigation stating it hinders them to continue service delivery to their counties.
On Tuesday evening, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji ordered for the arrest of Obado and 23 others over misappropriation of taxpayers money. According to the DPP, investigations unearthed a conspiracy network that allowed the governor to steal funds through proxies and relatives.
The money was used as their school fees, upkeep, maintenance and medical bills in Australia, Scotland and United Kingdom.