Obado Released On Sh8.7 Million Bail, Barred From Accessing Office

Migori governor Okoth Obado has been 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. He will be escorted to pick up his belongings.

The county boss and his four children who also facing charges in the Sh73.4 million saga were ordered to deposit their passports in court.

Those without passports will be required to swear affidavits declaring the same while those whose travel documents have expired will deposit them with the court.

The names and identify card numbers of the accused persons will also be deposited with the department of immigration to make sure no one leaves the country.

Obado’s co-accused have been released on the following terms: Scarlet Susan will pay Sh3m bail or Sh6 million bond, Zachary Okoth Sh2m or Sh4 million bond, Everlyne Adhiambo Sh2 million or Sh4 million bond.

Jared Peter Odoyo Kwaga Sh8.25 million bail, Christine Ochola Sh3 million or Sh6 million bond, Joram Otieno Sh5.5 million or Sh10 million bond, Patroba Otieno  Sh6 million or Sh10 million bond, Penina Auma Sh2 million or Sh4 million bond and Caroline Ochola Sh2 million or Sh4 million bond.

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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