War on Graft:Court detains Governor Obado, his four children after denying Ksh.73M fraud charges

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH AUG 2020-Migori Governor Okoth Obado and 10 other persons will remain in police custody until next week pending a ruling on their bail application.

Obado and his co-accused, who include his four children, were Thursday charged with 28 counts of economic crime, money laundering and conflict of interest.

They denied all the charges with Senior Principal Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi directing they be detained until Monday when a ruling on their bail application will be delivered.

The Governor is accused of benefiting indirectly from Ksh.73.4 million that was paid to his four children who received payments from companies that traded with the county Government of Migori between the years 2013 and 2017 when Obado served his first term.

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