Governor Okoth Obado freed at last, but with tough conditions

Migori Governor, Hon. Okoth Obado, was, today, freed on a KSh. 5M bail with 2 sureties of similar amount. But, the High Court denied his 2 co-accused bail, saying the prosecution produced enough evidence to deny them bail, though they have the right to appeal.


High Court Judge, Justice Jessie Lessit, ordered Obado; to deposit travel documents in court, not to visit the late Sharon Otieno’s murder scene or discuss the incidence on media or political rallies, not to skip any court session and not communicate with the deceased’s family.

The Prosecution has lined up 30 witnesses to testify in the case. Pre-trial conference is set for 14.2.2019, with murder trial hearing set to run from 6th to 17th, May, 2019.


  1. […] Okoth Obado- The second term Migori County governor is facing murder charges at the high court. The governor is implicated in the awful killing of Rongo University student, Sharon Otieno, with whom he had an intimate relationship. He was released, on 25/10/2018, after paying a cash bail of KSh. 5 million with 2 sureties of similar amount. Read full details, here: Governor Obado free at last […]


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