More time for Obado in remand as bail is denied

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

Nairobi, KENYA: Migori Governor Okoth Obado will serve more time in remand after High court Judge Jessie Lessit threw out an application threw out an application seeking to have him released on bail.

The governor will be remanded at Industrial area Gk prison awaiting his hearing on 8th October with his legal presentation having a chance of reapplying for bail.

Judge Jessie Lessit denied the bail on basis of nature of the case, the possibility of the case and witness interference and consideration of public interest and safety stating that it will be unfair to grant the governor bail as the co-accused serve remand.

“On the issue of the accused and likeliness to influence the case, the issue of public security is also an issue and the court is aware that’s why the accused was aligned here in Nairobi and applying all factors of whether or not to an accused should be denied bail at this stage am disallowing the application. The accused may consider reapplying,” stated Judge Jessie Lessit

Governor Okoth Obado has been in remand since 21st Friday last week when he was arrested.

Governor Obado was charged alongside his personal assistant Micheal Oyamo, bodyguard Elvis Omondi and County Clerk Caspal Obiero for the death of Sharon Otieno charges which they both denied.