More time for Obado in remand after he denies murder charge

Migori Governor Okoth Obado when he appeared at the Mlimani Law courts two weeks ago.PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: The High Court has ordered governor Okoth Obado to be remanded at  the Industrial Area  remand prison pending the  hearing of his bail application which is slated for  Tuesday at 2.00pm.

Obado had spent three days at Gigiri police station awaiting his trial appeared at the Mlimani law courts on Monday to answer to charges of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sharon Otieno.

While appearing before Judge Jessie Lessit, Okoth pleaded not guilty to the charges of murdering the slain Rongo University student.

The prosecution is seeking to have Obado denied bail arguing that Obado is fit to stand trial after a mental assessment confirmed he is of sound mind.