The graft case against embattled Migori Governor Okoth Obado and others started on Wednesday, with the office of the Director Public Prosecutions (ODPP) expressing confidence that it can present sufficient evidence to prove irregular Ksh.256 million contracts awarded as well as his unlawful acquisition public property by wayward means during a press conference this morning.
The ODPP in its opening statement said there is ample documentation related to how state funds were used improperly or not at all for many projects including those where payments have been made from illegal sources such as proceeds gained through corruption rather than legally earned revenue like taxes etc
The Governor of Migori County, Kenya faces multiple charges that include conspiracy to commit an economic crime and conflict of interest. The alleged crimes were committed when he was still serving as county chief executive (CEO) before being elected governor last year following his victory in 2017 elections with Ksh 256703688 received from the government by entities registered after Obado became leader there through family members namely wife brothers mother sister-in -law
The Criminal Case involving former head honcho at Machakos West MPD Peter Kenneth Okwor has been opened against him for misappropriation related financial disputes between two parties: Mr Githiru Mombasa Coffee Estate Company Limited(GMCCE), while acting on behalf/with consent.
The brother of Obado, a successful entrepreneur who obtains Ksh 63 million from the Migori County Government while working there as pharmaceutical technologist.
The governor is accused at acquiring an indirect private interest amounting to 73 million through his children that are studying abroad in Australia and Scotland among others; they also managed to obtain 38Million for schooling fees along with upkeep costs during their stay outside Kenya .
The ODPP said it will call a total of 59 witnesses to present both oral and documentary evidence in its quest to prove the case against the governor and his co-accused persons.