Migori Governor Okoth Obado on Wednesday morning appeared in court in the case of Sharon Otieno’s murder where the judge granted him a Ksh5 million bail.
High Court judge Jessie Lesiit delivered the ruling on bail applications by Obado and his co-accused, Michael Oyamo and County Clerk Caspal Obiero at 9:50 am.
The Migori governor was directed to pay Ksh5 million bail with two sureties of the same amount after spending almost a month at Industrial Area Remand Prison.
During the ruling, the judge issued other conditions to be complied with by Obado failure to which the bail would be cancelled.
Despite having set Migori Governor Okoth Obado free, the High Court has set tough conditions for the county chief to adhere to.
The conditions set by Justice Jessy Lessit on Wednesday which could see Mr Obado lose his freedom should he breach them are:
- He cannot go over 20 km out of Migori County.
- He cannot cause an adjournment during the trial.
- He is to report to the deputy registrar once in a month.
- He cannot intimidate parents, siblings and any relations of Ms Sharon Otieno.
- He should refrain from discussing the deceased in any political gatherings.
- He should deposit all his travel documents in court, that is his Kenyan, East Africa and diplomatic passports.
- He should refrain from interfering or intimidating witnesses.
The case will be coming for pre-trial conference on February 14, 2019 and its hearing will be held between May 6-17, 2019.