Migori governor Okoth Obado has been arrested alongside his four kids in connection to the alleged embezzlement of over Ksh.73 million public funds.
Obado and his kids had today morning presented themselves at the EACC offices in Kisii before it was decided they be transferred to Nairobi.
It’s alleged that the governor received a total sum of Ksh.73,474,376.90 indirectly through his children from companies trading with the Migori County Government between the financial years 2013/ 2014 and 2016/ 2017.
The money trail from the companies revealed that Ksh.38,949,376.90 was wired to accounts held by Governor Obado’s children, namely: Achola Dan Okoth, Susan Scarlet Okoth and Jerry Zachary Okoth.
Obado with Hellen and their children at a press conference
With his family/ Courtesy Enos Teche
The DPP, said the money was also used to pay the children’s school fees, upkeep, maintenance and medical bills in Australia, Scotland and United Kingdom while some was also traced to have bought two motor vehicles of make, Toyota Land Cruiser V8.
The trail further disclosed that Ksh.34,525,000 was used to purchase a house in Loresho Ridge whose beneficial owner is Evelyne Adhiambo Zachary, the governor’s other daughter.
These companies and business entities are: Misoft Company Limited, Tarchdog Printers, Deltrack ICT services, Seletrack Consultants, Mactebac Contractors, Joyush Business, Swyfcon Engineering, Atinus Services, Kajulu business, Victorious investment, Dolphus Softwares, Dankey Press and Pesulus Services.
Obado hit the headlines a few years ago after he was involved in the gruesome murder of Sharon Otieno.
At the time of her death Sharon was expectant with Obado’s child, she was killed and her body dumped in a forest.