Governor Okoth Obado, who is facing a murder charge in the killing of his girlfriend Sharon Otieno,has got himself in trouble for fleecing county money.
DPP Noordin Haji in a press statement directed the immediate arrest and prosecution of Migori boss and 11 others, including the children, over embezzlement of county funds.
Investigation and audit trail revealed that Governor Okoth Obado received the money through proxies and business indrectly.
The amount in question is Ksh 73,474,376.90 which was indirectly received by the Governor in the financial year 2013/2014 and 2016/2017.
The companies involved in the saga include Misoft Company Limited, Tarchdog Printers, Deltrack ICT services, Seletrack Consultants, Mactebac Contractors, Joyush Business, Swyfcon Engineering, Atinus Services, Kajulu business, Victorious Investment, Dolphins Softwares, Dankey Press and Pesulus Services.
Investigations also revealed directors of business who were proxies of the Migori Governor including his three brothers Jared Peter Kwaga, Patroba Ochanda, Joram Opala, their mother Peninah Auma Otago, Christine Akinyi the spouse to Jared Peter and Jared’s sister-in-law Carolyne Onyango.
A sum of Ksh 38,949,376.90 was sent to three of Obado’s children Achola Dan Okoth, Susan Scarlet Okoth and Jerry Zachary Okoth and was used to pay for their medical expenses, accomodation and upkeep in Australia, Scotland and United Kingdom.
Some of the money is said to have purchased two Toyota Landcruiser V8’s.
Another sum of Ksh 34,525,000 was used to purchase a house in Loresho Ridge with the beneficiary being the Governor’s daughter Everlyne Adhiambo Zachary.
Haji said the governor using proxies and his children obtained through illegal means a total of Sh73 million from companies trading with the county.
The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) said Obado through his Children account received multiple payment between 2014 and 2017.https://www.cpmnetworkcontent.com/mzkmzx2qtf?key=e72ab08d3e34177c8136a551999a9a5d