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Migori Governor Okoth Obado Under Siege As EACC Goes For His Palatial House and Senate Cars in Graft Case

Migori County Governor Okoth Obado is a man in trouble as the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission(EACC) agency goes for his palatial house and luxurious cars in a 73.47 Million graft case where his four children were also implicated.

The anti-graft agency pursues to seize the house and cars link to the lawmaker in an overture to recover Ksh73.47 million lost in Mogori county government corruption case.

In a petition filed at the High Court, through advocate Culent Simiyu Lunyolo, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission asserted that the Governor’s properties were acqured by corruption proceeds.

“It is therefore just and fit to prohibit the defendants, their agents, servants and/or any other persons from alienating, wasting, transferring, disposing or in any other way dealing with the properties,” reads the EACC petition.

The troubled lawmaker and his four children were charged with graft after the prosecution correlated them with the theft of Sh73.47 million county government funds.

The Migori County boss is also battling with murder case following the brutal murder of his pregnant girlfriend Sharon Otieno in 2018 that left many Kenyans talking.

Reports further indicated that Lunyolo pursued the High Court’s to attach the governor’s posh house in Loresho Ridge and luxurious cars to cater for the county lost funds.

“The assets aforesaid are proceeds of crime within the meaning of Section 47 Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act (ACECA, 2003); Section 11(1)(j) EACC Act, 2011; and Section 2, Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2009 (POCAMLA) and are therefore liable for forfeiture to the Government,” reports said.

The anti corruption agency also listed Obado’s children; Evelyne Adhiambo Zachary, Dan Achola Okoth, Scarlet Susan Okoth and Jerry Zachary Okoth as respondents in the case as they were linked to the graft case.

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    Written by Emily Odeny

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