Obado bail ruling set for 24th October

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Governor Okoth Obado in court on Friday
Governor Okoth Obado in court on Friday

Migori Governor Okoth Obado together with two other accused persons will know their fate on 24th October, when the court will rule on their bail application in the ongoing case of the murder of Sharon Otieno. The three will remain in remand prison. Governor Obado appeared before Justice Jessie Lessit together with his PA Micheal Oyamo and Caspal Obiero on Friday at the Milimani Law Courts, for their bail application hearing, and the expectations were heightened as both legal teams presented their submissions.

On Monday, October 8th, the accused trio pleaded not guilty, and on Friday, the prosecution insisted they shouldn’t be granted bail, citing the fitts accused’s propensity to interfere with witnesses, his influence among other reasons. However, Obado’s lawyer Cliff Ombeta refuted the claims, saying the Governor has family ties in the country and the fact that he brought it up shows he isn’t in a position to abscond court appearance and that the issue of the influence he wields isn’t a weighty argument. He argued that the prosecution didn’t present compelling reasons before the court to support their view that he should be denied bail.