Migori Governor Okoth Obado and family are not yet off the hook after office of Director of Public Prosecution ordered their immediate arrest.
Speaking on Tuesday August 25th, DPP Noordin Haji noted that it was high time the governor is held accountable for his past mistakes since their investigators had gathered enough evidence against him.
Ethics and Anticorruption Commission EACC investigated that the governor received sh 73,474, 360 million through family and other proxies.
News site Kenyans.co.ke further reported that the DPP had already appointed a special team of prosecutors who are expected to handle the Obado’s High Voltage case.
“Upon conclusion of the investigations, the EACC forwarded the inquiry file on July 1, 2020. Due to the complexity of the matter, I appointed a team of prosecutors to be part of an Inter-agency Team to review and analyse the evidence therein,” partly read the statement.
The crimes described above were, according to investigations, committed between 2013 and 2017 financial period.
Interestingly, among those in the arrest list are Obado’s own children who also directly benefited from the loot. Among them Dan Okoth, Jerry Okoth, Susan Okoth and Adhiambo Okoth.
In this graft case, Mr. Obado and 23 others are therefore expected to face the law as per the constitution of the country.
Details disclosed that the governor’s children alone received sh 38 million which was reportedly wired into their accounts with some money used to settle their school fees and other educational requirements. Also used the cash to purchase high end cars and to fund their lavish lifestyle.
The governor’s daughter Evelyne Adhiambo, according to audit report, bought a house in Loresho Ridge worth a whopping sh 34 million.
Obado will be having a difficult time to clear himself from these charges alongside the the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno and her unborn baby.