Migori Governor Okoth Obado, his four children and 10 others will have to remain in police custody until next week pending a ruling on their bail application.
The suspects have been charged with 28 counts of economic crime, money laundering, and conflict of interest.
Migori Governor Zachary Okoth Obado and 15 others have denied 28 counts relating to misappropriation of Kshs 73.4 million belonging to the County. They have been remanded in custody pending bail application ruling on Monday 31/8/20.#AntiCorruption_ODPP pic.twitter.com/VLpgkeyXUR
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They all pleaded not guilty to Senior Principal Magistrate Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi. They will now have to wait until Monday when a ruling on their bail application will be delivered.
The suspect governor will be charged separately on 28 accounts with each of his children for the different amounts of money that were transferred to them.
The governor and kin are accused of benefiting indirectly from Ksh.73.4 million by using his four children as proxies 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.