Obado graft case begins, 59 witnesses lined up

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Wednesday October 13 2021

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Migori governor Okoth Obado. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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By Richard Munguti

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  • The court heard the costs filed in opposition to the accused consist of conspiracy to commit an economic crime, conflict of interest, unlawful acquisition of public property and money laundering.
  • The magistrate heard that the entities are firms registered in the names of those that are family members of Mr Kagwa.

The corruption case in opposition to Migori governor Okoth Obado, his four children and others has begun with the Director of Public Prosecution disclosing a total of Sh256.7million became irregularly siphoned from the county.

Within the opening transient to the court, an Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions (ADPP) Peter Kiprop knowledgeable anti-graft court chief magistrate Lawrence Mugumba that he has lined up 59 witnesses “who will present Mr Obado and his children benefited from the county funds.”

Mr Kiprop who’s leading a personnel of senior prosecutors knowledgeable the court the graft case in opposition to the suspects “is an intricate web of money laundering in opposition to the Migori county authorities during the utilization of proxies.”

The court heard the costs filed in opposition to the accused consist of conspiracy to commit an economic crime, conflict of interest, unlawful acquisition of public property and money laundering.

“The prosecution shall exhibit to the court that a total sum of Sh256,703,688 became bought from the county authorities of Migori by entities associated with Mr Jared Oluoch Kwaga,” Mr Kiprop acknowledged.

The magistrate heard that the entities are firms registered in the names of those that are family members of Mr Kagwa.

“The prosecution shall proof that the entities had been registered quickly after Mr Obado became voted as Governor Migori County,” acknowledged Mr Kiprop.

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