Embattled Migori County governor Okoth Obado spent another night in remand even after he was freed on a Sh5 Million cash bail on Wednesday.
Justice Jessie Lessit had ordered Obado to also provide two sureties of the same amount. The county boss deposited the Sh5 million and presented two of his vehicles a Toyota Prado and Toyota Land Cruiser V8 as sureties.
However, Obado was forced to spend another night at the Industrial Area remand prison because there was an issue with one of his surety documents. His lawyer said having had no time to handle the hitch before close of business Wednesday, they decided to deal with it today morning.
Justice Jessie Lessit set strict conditions for Obado’s release; “He must deposit his travel documents including passports.”
“He shall not go anywhere within 20Kms of Homabay County boundary on all sides of that county,” Justice Jessie Lessit ordered.
Justice Lessit also ordered Obado not to intimidate parents or siblings of the deceased Sharon Otieno since the court is at liberty to cancel his bail terms.
She further directed that Obado should not skip any court session.
Obado has been in remand at the Industrial Area prison for 33 days after his arrest on September 21.
The governor’s co-accused, Michael Oyamo and Caspal Obiero, were, however, denied freedom and returned to remand at the Industrial Area Prison where they will remain until a pre-trial conference slated for February 14, 2019.
The hearing of the case will be held on May 17 next year.