Migori Governor Okoth Obado released on sh500,000 bond

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

Nairobi, KENYA: Migori County Governor Zachary Okoth Obado has been released on sh.500,000 bond and a surety of a similar amount or a cash bail of sh.200,000.

Kibera Magistrate Joyce Gandani dismissed the prosecution’s application to detain the Migori governor due to lack of sufficient evidence.

The prosecution had requested the Migori County boss to be detained for 15 days pending conclusion of investigations into illegal possession of firearms.

“The respondent is ordered not to interfere with the ongoing investigations, failure to which the bond will be cancelled,” said Judge Gandani while reading her ruling.

Obado was arrested by EACC detectives on Wednesday after eight guns were found in his Nairobi and Migori homes.

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He was arraigned in court on Thursday but had to spend another night at Gigiri police station awaiting the ruling on his bail on Friday.

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Obado, who is out on bail in a two counts of murder case, is among the prime suspects in the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno and her unborn seven month old foetus.