Governor Okoth Okoth in court over guns
SEE ALSO :Obado and Ruto throw jab at RailaThe officers drove Mr Obado to the offices of the Special Crimes Prevention Unit (SCPU) off Ngong Road and later moved him to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road. Where it all started On November 13 EACC detectives descended on the Governor’s office and three homes in an investigation of questionable tenders. They searced his homes in Nairobi, Migori and rural Rapogi and office at the county headquarters in Migori. At his home in Migori, police sources, they found three guns under a mattress in his bedroom and five at the governor's Lavington house in Nairobi.
SEE ALSO :Obado's home, office searchedLead prosecutor Ms Catherine Mwaniki has asked the court to have Governor Obado detained for 15 days to allow them to conclusively investigate the case. Her team has argued Obado did not give properly account for the possession of the firearm which is contrary to the Firearms Acts. Obado’s lawyer Cliff Ombetta has however dismissed the probe as malicious and unfair. “This is an expansive homestead which he stays with extended family members. His children, brothers and step mothers have houses there but they come and pick on Obado, and say that the weapon is his,” he told the court. Ruling
SEE ALSO :Governor Obado arrestedKibera Chief Magistrate Joyce Gandan has ordered that Governor Okoth Obado to be detained at Gigiri Police Station until tomorrow when she makes the ruling on the prosecutors’ application. This story is being updated as the events unfold.