Migori Governor Okoth Obado will be remanded at the Industrial Area Prison until 8th October after his bail application was denied by High Court judge Jessie Lessit. Obado was arraigned at the Milimani law courts on Wednesday afternoon for the bail application ruling and had already spent two nights in remand.
Justice Lessit said the application can’t be determined before the witness statements and other evidence are availed to all the parties, “That’s the only way that this court can fully exercise its discretion applying the factors for consideration in determining whether or not any compelling reasons exist to deny bail,” she said, “At this stage I’m disallowing the application.”
Moreover, a clerk in Migori County Caspal Obiero, who is also a suspect was charged with the murder of Sharon Otieno and pleaded not guilty, and his matter will be heard on October 8th. Justice Lessit accepted the consolidation of his case, together with Micheal Oyamo’s case.