8 Guns and Bank Statements Revealing Massive Looting Recovered During Raid on Obado’s Homes

EACC yesterday’s raid on office and homes of Migori Governor Okoth Obado unearthed eight firearms, several bank statements and electronics.

Five of the firearms were recovered in Nairobi while another three in Migori.

The detectives pounced at dawn, and spent hours rummaging through documents that could help in their investigations into alleged misappropriation of Sh2 billion in Migori County.

Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said the firearms would be subjected to ballistic examinations and verification of certificates at the Central Firearms Bureau (CFB).

It is not clear how long the investigations and the studying of the documents would take, but EACC retained the electronics and the documents that were seized.

The rural home of the governor remained highly guarded for the period that the detectives were looking for the documents.

The team of about 60 officers from Nairobi and Kisii, accompanied by heavily armed security personnel, was earlier in the day at the county government offices, where a similar operation was carried out.

The county boss is accused of using proxies, among them his relatives, to siphon Sh2 billion from the coffers of the county government, according to an affidavit filed in court by the anti-corruption watchdog.

The detectives turned upside down the office of the county chief and carted away several documents they believed would help them to nail the governor.

Mr Obado, who is accused of the murder of his girlfriend Sharon Otieno and is out on a Sh5 million bail was at his Lavington home in Nairobi, where other detectives were also looking for clues.

Sources said some arrests could be made in the coming days regarding the corruption claims.

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