Embattled Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been released on a KShs 8.7 million cash bail or KShs 20 million bond, barred from accessing the Migori County office and has had his password confiscated.
His daughter Susan Scarlet Okoth could not secure her freedom as she failed to deposit her passport with the court saying she misplaced it. Her KShs 3 million cash bail had also been settled too.
Jared Kwaga who’s Obado’s top proxy in looting the coffers was hit almost as hard as the governor with a KShs 8.25 million cash bail, his mother Peninah Auma whom he used to register a proxy company to loot the County, was hit with a KShs 2 million cash bail.
Kwaga’s wife, Christine Ochola was hit with a KShs 3 million cash or KShs 6 million bond, brothers Joram Otieno KShs 5.5 million cash or KShs 10 million bond, Patroba Otieno KShs 6 million cash or KShs 10 million bond, and sisters-in-law Carolyne Ochola KShs 2 million cash or KShs 4 million bond.
Obado and his accomplices were accused of conspiring to steal KShs 73 million from the County.
Obado is also facing eight other separate charges relating to conflict of interest. He is accused of being a behind suspect contracts that paid money into his children’s accounts.
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