Governor Obado wants court  to order his release on medical grounds

Governor Obado wants court to order his release on medical grounds

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH OCT 2018-Migori Governor Okoth Obado on Friday  filed an application at the High Court to be released on bail citing ill health .

Obado has been admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital since Tuesday after he was taken ill at the Industrial Area Prison, where he is remanded in Sharon Otieno’s murder case.

In his application, the governor says he has a severe back problem on the lumbar spine which started affecting him in 2013 and his condition has become worse since his detention.

According to his lawyer Roggers Sagana says even though he was admitted to the Kenyatta National hospital, his condition has not improved.

The prosecution is however opposed to Obado’s release on bail, citing security concerns for witnesses.

Obado is among 7 people charged  with the murder of Rongo  university student Sharon Otieno.

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