Court denies Migori governor Okoth Obado bail,he will remain in custody until Oct 8

Court denies Migori governor Okoth Obado bail,he will remain in custody until Oct 8

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH SEPT 2018-Migori governor Okoth Obado  on Thursday   suffered another major blow after his mission  to have the court release him on bail flopped. High court judge Jesse Lesit ordered  the governor   remanded at the Industrial Area Prison until October 8 when the court will hear afresh his bail application.

“At this juncture, I’m disallowing the application and he will appear with the others on October 8,”  High Court Judge Jessie Lessit said.

She agreed with the prosecution that the suspect has a likelihood to tamper with the evidence, endanger national security.

“The nature of the case has been changing, more suspects are being charged,” she said.

Senior investigation officer Clement Mwangi said there is a high likelihood of Obado interfering with or intimidating prosecution witnesses if released on bail.

But Obado’s lawyer Cliff Ombeta said Article 49 is clear that any accused person brought to the court shall be entitled to bail.

During the day Justice Lessit ordered the prosecution to consolidate all the cases surrounding the murder of Sharon.

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