High Court Judge Jessi Lessit has denied Migori Governor Okoth Obado bail and further remanded him until the 8th October.
On Monday, Mr Obado denied charges of killing his 26-year-old girlfriend Ms Sharon Otieno.
The prosecution had argued that if he is released, investigations into the murder case will be tampered with because he is a prominent and influential person in his county yet witnesses in the trial are residents or employees in the area.
Prosecution has also argued that the lives of some witnesses could be in danger besides the deceased’s family who have already reportedly received threats as well as intimidation.
However, his defence lawyers told court that Mr Obado’s position should not be used to deny him bond terms and that he deserves to be protected by the law just like any other accused person.
They urged the court to ask the prosecution to use the Witness Protection Act to shield the witnesses and Sharon’s family.
They also asked the court to consider his political stakes and dismissed claims that he would interfere with the investigations.
Caspal Obiero, Obado’s PA has been charged with the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.
On Thursday, the suspect pleaded not guilty before Lady Justice Jessie Lessit at the Milimani High Court in Nairobi.
The Defense team applied for bail even as the Prosecution opposed the application.
“There’s a similar application for Michael Oyamo and we wish that these two applications be heard together,” the Prosecution said.
The bail hearing of Caspal and Oyamo will be heard on 8th.
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