Governor Obado to spend another night in police cell

Obado in court./COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Migori Governor Okoth Obado will spend another night at Gigiri police cells awaiting ruling on a case he is facing of possession of illegal firearms on Friday.

Obado appeared before Kibera Chief Magistrate Joyce Gandani on Thursday, a day after eight firearms were reportedly found in his Nairobi and Migori homes by EACC detectives.

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Police are seeking 15 days to detain the Migori county boss for further investigations into the illegal possession.

“We are praying for ample time to rule out if there is any other offence which could have been committed and if the said firearms had been used for any other offence,” Catherine Mwaniki who’s leading the prosecution said.

Obado is out on bond in a murder case in which he is accused of killing Rongo University student Sharon Otieno and her unborn baby.

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On Wednesday the governor was interrogated at the DCI headquarters in Nairobi.