Governor Obado’s homes raided by EACC detectives

EACC raided ObadoThe governor is accused of stealing the said county funds through his intermediaries.

Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) investigators on Tuesday raded Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s homes in Nairobi and Migori looking for proof.

The homes affected by the impromptu visits from the ethics and corruption watchdogs are his Nairobi -based and Migori upcountry home.

Sources close to EACC say they are searching for documents to help in the corruption cases the watchdog is preparing to file.

The corruption watchdog also has accused Governor Obado of swindling 2 billion from his county, Migori.

There are also allegations of the Governor registering companies with is relatives and close friends. The companies are reportedly favored by county tender teams with the help of the governor.

A fortnight Obado was let loose after spending a couple of weeks in Industrial Area remand, Nairobi. He was remanded at the time the state operatives said they were conducting the investigation of the kidnapping and murder of the former Rongo University student Sharon Atieno.

The EACC had frozen the bank accounts of Governor Obado and his brothers Jared Peter Odoyo Oluoch Kwaga, Ernest Omondi Owino and Joram Opala Otieno who are alleged of being part of a sophisticated web that swindles funds from the Migori County Government.

The Commission says that the missing funds were transferred overseas.

It added that the recipients of the cash are governor Obado’s children. The said accounts are in Australia, China, and Hong Kong.

The EACC says they will seek government to government legal assistance in a mission to bring back the funds.

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