Reprieve for Governor Okoth Obado as court lift order barring his movement from Homa Bay

Okoth Obado, Migori Governor

The high court has lifted an order preventing Migori Govenor Okoth Obado from moving past 20km of Migori-Homa Bay border.

During the bond review case, the judge allowed Obado to move freely within his county to perform his duties.

Obado’s laywer Kioko Kilokumi stated that the governor could not traverse the county to deliver his mandate due to the court order and reiterated that Obado would not in any way interfere with the witnesses.

“…It is only fair that the terms be reviewed to allow him do his work…the 20km radius restriction bars the governor from effectively serving all the people in Migori and makes it impracticable for him to discharge his duties as the govenor,” said Kilokumi.

The governor is accused of killing Rongo University student Sharon Otieno in September 2018.

The court ordered him not to go anywhere near the border of Homa Bay and Migori counties after Sharon’s parents complained about being threatened.

 

See also: Migori senatorial by-elections updates


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