Court bars freed Okoth Obado from going to Homabay

Migori governor Okoth Obado disembarking from a prison bus at the Mlimani law courts two weeks ago. COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Migori governor Zachariah Okoth Obado  has been barred from going anywhere near Homabay county where his late girlfriend Sharon Otieno was found murdered

In a court ruling delivered by high court Judge Jessie Lessit, Obado who was freed on a sh 5 million cash bail and two sureties of the same amount has been ordered not go anywhere within 20 kilometers of the boundary of Homabay County.

Obado’s pregnant girlfriend slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno was found dead on 5 th September in a thicket in Oyugis town in Homabay County after being kidnapped on 3rd September in Rongo town.

DNA tests had later revealed that Obado was the father of Sharon’s unborn baby.

Judge Lessit also ruled that Obado should deposit all his travel documents and refrain from meeting the deceased’s family members.

“He must deposit his travel documents including Kenyan, East African and diplomatic passport” Judge Lessit ruled.

Obado who has been in remand for 33 days at the Industrial area remand prison has further been ordered to report to the court registrar once a month and should not cause an adjournment of the hearing of the case which has been set for the 6th to the 17th May 2019.

Obado who was arrested on 21st September and is facing 2 counts of murder has denied killing Ms. Otieno together with his co-accused persons, his aide Michael Oyamo and Migori county clerk Casper Obiero.

However, Judge Lessit has denied bail for both Oyamo and Obiero citing that they had a likelihood of interfering with the case.