OBADO FIRST GOVERNOR WITH CAPITAL OFFENCE.

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Migori Governor Okoth Obado with his lawyer Cliff Ombeta at high court criminal division on Monday September 24, 2018/PHOTO BY S.A.N.
BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado will spend the night at Industrial area prison after he pleaded not guilty to the murder of his pregnant girlfriend Sharon Otieno in Homa Bay.

The court has ruled that he be remanded at Industrial Area GK Prison, Nairobi pending hearing and determination of bail application.

Justice Jessie Lessit of high court criminal division has also ruled that Governor Obado’s bail application be heard tomorrow at 2p.m.

He is accused with others not before court, he murdered Rongo University student Sharon Otieno at Owado area in Rachuonyo sub-county, in Migori between September 3 to September 4 this year.

He was represented by lawyers Cliff Ombeta and Nicholas Ombija.

He is set to argue his bail application tomorrow in the afternoon through lawyer Cliff Ombeta.

The county Chief is likely to spend more days in the police custody awaiting the ruling and consolidation of his case with that of his personal Assistant Michael Oyamo.

In an application filed in court by his lawyers, the governor says that if released on bail he will vail himself to court as of when and required to do so until the matter is concluded.

“The applicant has an unqualified constitutional right to be presumed innocent until the contrary is concluded, ”reads the application.

He says that the offence of murder is bail-able.

In his affidavit, the governor says that he resides in Nairobi County at Green Estate in Lavington and that all his children ate school going children and they depend on him on all their financial needs and if detained they will suffer.

“I am the sole bread winner of my family,”says Obado

He goes on to say that he’s not a flight risk and that he shall not interfere with any witnesses in the matter or the ongoing investigations.

The prosecution has however indicated to the court that they will be opposing to the application by Obado to be set free pending hearing and determination of the murder case.

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