Moments after Migori Governor Okoth Obado and his family were released on bond ODM has now resolved to impeach him.
In a special meeting called by the national secretariat, 37 out of 41 Members of County Assembly passed a resolution to impeach the under fire governor.
In a tweet through their twitter handle, ODM said that the court’s decision to bar him from executing his duties at his office informed the decision to execute an impeachment process.
The party also said that his Deputy will take over from him soon after he gets ousted from his position.
“Due to corruption charges levelled against Governor Okoth Obado & the decision by the court to bar him from accessing his office, the party in consultations with County MCAs has resolved to have a motion of impeachment against the governor initiated immediately & have the Dep. Governor take over.” said ODM on twitter.
Due to corruption charges leveled against Gvn Okoth Obado & the decision by the court to bar him from accessing his office, the party in consultations with County MCAs has resolved to have a motion of impeachment against the gvn initiated immediately & have the Dep. Gvn take over
— The ODM Party (@TheODMparty) September 1, 2020
Confirming the impeachment, ODM party chairman John Mbadi decision said that the corruption allegations over the loss of 73 million shillings were the basis for his removal.
Executive Director Oduor Ong’weny had on Monday, September 31 written to the Migori County Majority Chief Whip requesting the MCAs to attend a consultative meeting with the National Leadership at the party’s national secretariat headquarters.
Migori governor Okoth Obado was today released on a Sh8.75 million bail or Sh20 million bond.
Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi at Milimani anti-corruption court ordered the county boss not to set foot in his office until the case is heard and determined.
Obado and his four children were detained on Friday after denying fraud charges.
While ordering for their arrest, DPP Noordin Haji said the governor and his children received money from companies trading with the county.
His three children received Sh38 million for upkeep and school fees while Evelyne Adhiambo received Sh34 million for the Loresho Ridge property.
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