EACC sleuths raid Migori governor Okoth Obado’s houses

Migori Governor Okoth Obado whose house was raided by EACC sleuths /PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Migori governor Okoth Obado’s homes in Nairobi and Migori were on Tuesday morning raided by sleuths from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).

The anti-graft agency detective were said to have been looking for documents and materials to aid evidence for graft investigations against him.

The governor who is out on bond in a case where he is accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend Sharon Otieno’s was reportedly in Nairobi when the raid occurred.

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The anti-graft agency commission has accused governor Obado of siphoning sh.2 billion from the Migori county government coffers through accounts linked to his close family members.

“The commission received credible information that a few persons well known to be proxies of the governor, registered several companies for the purpose of fraudulent acquisition of public funds through fictitious contracts,” the EACC has said in court documents.

In September the EACC froze governor Okoth Obado’s accounts over the loss saying it was considering mutual assistance from three countries in order to recover the lost funds