BREAKING – Governor Obado Freed In Gun Possession Case

Migori Governor Okoth Obado was on Friday morning released on bond in a case where he was accused of being in the possession of several illegal firearms. Magistrate Joyce Gandani ruled that there was no compelling reason to hold the Governor as the prosecution had enough time to prepare its case, and that Obado was unlikely to interfere in the investigation as he was already barred from accessing his home.

The Migori County boss was released on a Sh200,00 cash bail, and a bond of Sh500,000 or a surety of the same amount.

Chief Magistrate ruled that Mr Obado was not a flight risk and was unlikely to interfere with known witnesses.

EACC officers, in support of the DCI ransacked his two houses in Migori and Nairobi before moving to his office.

The rummage was in connection with a misappropriation of Kshs2 billion in which the Governor was alleged connected with.

In the probe, the officers also seized electronics, several bank statements and a number of 9mm ammunition.

“The officers who are said to have recovered the weapons are from the EACC and there is very remote possibility that Obado will be able to influence these officers,” she ruled. She however, warned the governor that should he or his agents interfere with any witnesses, the bond will be cancelled.

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