@TheStar

Obado supporters hold protest, demand release from cells

1 months ago, 23 Sep 22:17

By: Star Reporter

A section of Migori residents on Sunday took to the streets protesting against the arrest of governor Okoth Obado.

The residents with placards written 'No Obado , no peace' chanted his slogans while demanding his release from police custody.

Obado was arrested on Friday afternoon after he appeared at the DCI headquarters to make a statement over links to the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.

Marching through the streets of Uriri trading centre on the Migori-Kisii highwaythe protestors claimed the murder charge hanging over the head of their governor is politically instigated.

The protests however sparked mixed reactions with another fraction of the residents accusing the protestors of taking political advantages to interfere with an active case.

While some said Obado should be released to serve the county as investigations continue, others said there should be no any form of intimidation in the process and if Obado is found guilty of the crime, he should be charged in accordance with the law.

Obado who is currently being held at the Gigiri police cells, is expected to be arraigned at the Milimani law courts to answer to the charges.

The governor has been on the spot for the third week running after it emerged yesterday that detectives are pursuing what is believed to be suspicious transfers of county funds to his children abroad.

The Star has also established that asset recovery agencies have frozen the bank accounts of Obado's wife, Hellen Adhiambo Odie, five businessmen and three companies believed to be proxies or associated with the county boss.

In documents filed in court, EACC says major Migori county suppliers who are alleged to be Obado's proxies made huge international transfers to, among others, Obado's children in Australia, Hong Kong and China.

The proxies known to each other registered many companies that have been awarded what EACC terms as “inflated and fictitious contracts”.

Over Sh2.5 billion has been paid out to the dubious companies over the last five years.

“The preliminary investigations have raised reasonable suspicion that the embezzled public funds have been used by the governor, his wife and the said close proxies, the respondents herein, to accumulate property and illicit wealth,” EACC said.

 

 

 


Read More


Category: topnews news

Suggested

5 hours ago, 23:35
@CITIZENTV - By: Reuters
Jordanian court sentences nine militants in Karak shooting

A court in Jordan on Tuesday sentenced nine militants to prison terms ranging from three years to life for a shooting rampage two years ago. ...

Category: topnews news
6 hours ago, 23:04
@CITIZENTV - By: Reuters
Rival Libya leaders meet for first time since May

Libya’s two main rival leaders met for the first time in more than five months at a conference hosted by Italy on Tuesday. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hour ago
@StandardMedia - By: Kevine Omollo And ...
Kiunjuri: You will carry your own cross over 15, 000 tonnes spoilt maize

National Cereals and Produce Board management in Kisumu has been put on the spot over negligence that has seen more than 15,000 tonnes of maize go bad ...

Category: topnews news
1 hour ago
@StandardMedia - By: Josphat Thiong'o
Raila halts replacement of Nairobi Assembly ODM leadership

There was a plot to replace Minority Leader Elias Okumu and Minority Whip Peter Imwatok ...

Category: topnews news
1 hour ago
@StandardMedia - By: Augustine Oduor
Teachers wave goodbye to lengthy hospital wait

Insurer scraps rule for health centres to seek authorisation to treat the tutors and their dependants. ...

Category: topnews news
6 hours ago, 22:34
@CITIZENTV - By: Cnn
Syrian Kurds resume push to rid ISIS from last pockets of Syria

Syrian Kurdish forces are resuming the final phase of operations against ISIS, as the terrorist group is pushed back into its last remaining slivers of territory. ...

Category: topnews news

@TheStar

Obado supporters hold protest, demand release from cells

1 months ago, 23 Sep 22:17

By: Star Reporter

A section of Migori residents on Sunday took to the streets protesting against the arrest of governor Okoth Obado.

The residents with placards written 'No Obado , no peace' chanted his slogans while demanding his release from police custody.

Obado was arrested on Friday afternoon after he appeared at the DCI headquarters to make a statement over links to the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.

Marching through the streets of Uriri trading centre on the Migori-Kisii highwaythe protestors claimed the murder charge hanging over the head of their governor is politically instigated.

The protests however sparked mixed reactions with another fraction of the residents accusing the protestors of taking political advantages to interfere with an active case.

While some said Obado should be released to serve the county as investigations continue, others said there should be no any form of intimidation in the process and if Obado is found guilty of the crime, he should be charged in accordance with the law.

Obado who is currently being held at the Gigiri police cells, is expected to be arraigned at the Milimani law courts to answer to the charges.

The governor has been on the spot for the third week running after it emerged yesterday that detectives are pursuing what is believed to be suspicious transfers of county funds to his children abroad.

The Star has also established that asset recovery agencies have frozen the bank accounts of Obado's wife, Hellen Adhiambo Odie, five businessmen and three companies believed to be proxies or associated with the county boss.

In documents filed in court, EACC says major Migori county suppliers who are alleged to be Obado's proxies made huge international transfers to, among others, Obado's children in Australia, Hong Kong and China.

The proxies known to each other registered many companies that have been awarded what EACC terms as “inflated and fictitious contracts”.

Over Sh2.5 billion has been paid out to the dubious companies over the last five years.

“The preliminary investigations have raised reasonable suspicion that the embezzled public funds have been used by the governor, his wife and the said close proxies, the respondents herein, to accumulate property and illicit wealth,” EACC said.

 

 

 


Read More

Category: topnews news

Suggested

5 hours ago, 23:35
@CITIZENTV - By: Reuters
Jordanian court sentences nine militants in Karak shooting

A court in Jordan on Tuesday sentenced nine militants to prison terms ranging from three years to life for a shooting rampage two years ago. ...

Category: topnews news
6 hours ago, 23:04
@CITIZENTV - By: Reuters
Rival Libya leaders meet for first time since May

Libya’s two main rival leaders met for the first time in more than five months at a conference hosted by Italy on Tuesday. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hour ago
@StandardMedia - By: Kevine Omollo And ...
Kiunjuri: You will carry your own cross over 15, 000 tonnes spoilt maize

National Cereals and Produce Board management in Kisumu has been put on the spot over negligence that has seen more than 15,000 tonnes of maize go bad ...

Category: topnews news
1 hour ago
@StandardMedia - By: Josphat Thiong'o
Raila halts replacement of Nairobi Assembly ODM leadership

There was a plot to replace Minority Leader Elias Okumu and Minority Whip Peter Imwatok ...

Category: topnews news
1 hour ago
@StandardMedia - By: Augustine Oduor
Teachers wave goodbye to lengthy hospital wait

Insurer scraps rule for health centres to seek authorisation to treat the tutors and their dependants. ...

Category: topnews news
6 hours ago, 22:34
@CITIZENTV - By: Cnn
Syrian Kurds resume push to rid ISIS from last pockets of Syria

Syrian Kurdish forces are resuming the final phase of operations against ISIS, as the terrorist group is pushed back into its last remaining slivers of territory. ...

Category: topnews news
Our App