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Migori Governor Okoth Obado arrested, again

Migori Governor Okoth Obado (third right) with lawyer Cliff Ombeta, his daughter Susan and aides at the DCI on November 14, 2018. [Photo, Courtesy]

Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been arrested, again.

Governor Obado was arrested on Wednesday afternoon in Nairobi after 8 guns were recovered from the raid at his homes in Migori and Nairobi.

Three guns were found in his Migori home while the other 5 were found in Nairobi.

He was moved to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters where is currently being interrogated.

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Tuesday staged a five-hour long search across the embattled Migori county boss’ homes in Migori and Nairobi.

Documents that could aid in an ongoing investigation on Obado’s hand in the misappropriation of Ksh.2 billion county funds were obtained during the operation.

According to one of the officers who conducted the raids, the documents they were seeking include bank statements and slips, tickets and tender related documents. According to him, they “got part of what they wanted”.

Sources from the county’s procurement office, said the officers took away several documents and files from Obado’s office and homes.

The EACC had filed affidavits at the High Court in Nairobi, seeking to freeze bank accounts of some of the key suspects.

Mr Obado has been out on a Sh5 million cash bail after he and his three aides were charged with the murder of pregnant University Student Sharon Otieno.

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