After spending close to a month in remand prison, Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been freed on Kshs 5 million bail, while the two other co-accused in the Sharon Otieno death case Michael Oyamo and Caspal Obiero will remain in custody. The three were arraigned before High Court judge Jessie Lessit issued strict orders to Obado. She said the Governor shouldn’t go 20km out of Migori County and shouldn’t discuss the case or the deceased in any political gathering, whether private or public.
Obado was also ordered to report to the deputy registrar once in a month, deposit all his travel documents including his Kenyan, East African and diplomatic passports which he holds (if he has any) and he should not cause an adjournment to the trial. “The accused will refrain from contacting or intimidating whether directly or by proxy witnesses in this case,” said justice Lessit, and that he shouldn’t intimidate parents, siblings or any relations of Ms Sharon Otieno. The Court will be at liberty to cancel his bail or bond and remand him in custody if the conditions are not adhered to. The pre-trial hearing is set for February 14th 2019 and hearing will be held between May 6-17 in the same year.