A woman believed to be one of Governor Okoth Obado’s daughter courted controversy on social media after she was caught on camera flipping the middle finger to photojournalists.
The embattled Migori governor and his four children were arrested Wednesday at the EACC offices in Kisii and transferred to Nairobi where they were arraigned on graft charges.
After being grilled at the EACC in Kisii, and as they were being led to a vehicle for transportation to Nairobi, one of Obado’s daughter flashed her middle finger.
The moment was caught on camera and shared widely on social media as a section of Kenyans took offence at the woman’s gesture.
While it was not possible to establish whether it was Susan Scarlet Okoth or Adhiambo Evelyn Okoth who showed the middle finger, NairobiWire managed to unearth the identity of Susan on social media, who goes by @okothsr on Instagram.
In one of her posts, Susan celebrated her father, writing: “Appreciating the men who made us who we are, picked us up no matter how many times we fell down. Who fought to ensure we got all we needed. Those who are our strongest supporters and biggest critics. The strength and resilience combined with the softest of hearts. To all those men who saw our disappointments even before we knew what they were. I salute you all.”
Obado’s children Achola Dan Okoth, Susan Scarlet Okoth, Jerry Zachary Okoth, and Adhiambo Evelyn Okoth reportedly received Sh38.9 million out of the Sh73 million stolen from county coffers.
An audit trail revealed that Sh34, 524, 000 was used to purchase a house in Loresho Ridge whose beneficial owner is Evelyn Adhiambo Okoth.
Achola Dan Okoth allegedly received Sh11.3 million, Susan Scarlet Akoth Sh1.9 million and Jerry Zachary Okoth Sh2.3 million.
Obado and his children on Thursday denied 28 counts related to misappropriation of funds belonging to the county and were remanded until August 31, when the bail ruling will be delivered.
On social media, netizens bashed Obado’s daughter and we have sampled some of the reactions below.
So Obado’s daughter literally told us “Fuck you”! 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/pIf4umtLQK
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) August 26, 2020
Smh, Kwani hiyo pesa yote walinunua food and shelter wakasahau clothing? https://t.co/6GvQMZwuPP
— Smooth Hope Orator (@RamzZy_) August 27, 2020
Fuck you too bro https://t.co/wNaXQVbTj2
— PRIVATE FIGURE (@privatefigure_) August 27, 2020
— Makuno Matt (@MakunoM) August 26, 2020
I only see men here,,,, can someone help me finger out Obado’s daughter 😆😆 https://t.co/bfRJQZR5zt
— ICEBOY 🐼 (@Caleb_Waswa_) August 26, 2020
Y’all are about to get mad for four seconds and then vote for her father. https://t.co/mxDRIUh9k6
— But why is the rum gone? (@njerrbearr) August 27, 2020
This is the confidence of knowing that she will walk a way Scot free this #BBINonsense should amend the laws in a way that if you are found guilty of stealing public funds are sentenced to a life imprisonment or death sentence if this was the case she would be begging Kenyans. https://t.co/CZ9I7wO1i4
— Edu (@OchyEdwin) August 27, 2020
Damn. Middle finger for Kenyans . That’s what she meant . ‘Mta do’ if the microphone was near mngeskia https://t.co/db1fYFJi9b
— Abu Khalid (@abdisiratwizard) August 26, 2020
I really hope she gets jailed https://t.co/GYU4mVfarN
— KYALO🦒 (@jamlick__) August 26, 2020
😂😂😂 To all the heeiirrazz ! https://t.co/AAUmrXaOnV
— Elaine ♡🥵 (@mrsnerea) August 26, 2020
This is what arrogance looks like. https://t.co/R2BgxxMXAu
— Philip Sambu (@wekesa) August 27, 2020
Life will teach her an unforgettable lesson https://t.co/kALOQExnUn
— Augustine Sang 🇰🇪 (@Sang_254) August 27, 2020
Embezzling millions in public funds ndo ukae examiner wa Home Science paper 2. Hii ni generational curse 😭😭 https://t.co/kqnf1SmcpC
— 🦄✨ (@M3RCURY_X) August 27, 2020
I hope the judges see this https://t.co/MgMdnv9L5C
— Aunty 🇰🇪 (@IamGeci) August 27, 2020
Corruption babies https://t.co/k64x6e4oTi
— Nelimaaa (@Nelimaaa1) August 27, 2020
First they steal our money then they show us the middle finger. https://t.co/Hgx4MC6HLZ
— Unsanctioned Variable. (@Chuck0AT) August 26, 2020
If ‘its not my fault you’re broke’ was a person😂 Obado’s daughter is manifesting her father’s thoughts about us physically https://t.co/W9ywIudZ3d
— Ess Erasto (@kaudo_esther) August 26, 2020
Wow….Look at how we are bringing up this kids….Like they don’t care at all….Not good at all…Then we blame the society for shaping them the wrong way..Haya ndio hayo matokeo. #EnoughSaid💯 #obado https://t.co/Tz0gjrj3Cu
— Maryann Wainaina (@maryann_log) August 26, 2020
Me thinks that’s a member from the proxies team. Obado’s daughter was in white top. I stand to be corrected too pic.twitter.com/79JdhIq7hF
— @AMokaya (@aloyce_mokaya) August 26, 2020
😂😂😂😂😂another offence committed…. Let someone prosecute her on our behalf please.
— Gan Gilly (@GNamutali) August 26, 2020
Na hizo millioni zote anakaa tu shida
— TED (@Ted_ido) August 26, 2020
I think it is becoming a trend. Hasn’t Joan Kubai also figuratively shown us the finger?
— Wambua mwana’a Munguti (@WaMunguti) August 26, 2020
This is Obado’s daughter showing the middle finger. The audacity! The impunity! Governor Obado & several of his family members facing charges of corruption. pic.twitter.com/1xiv3zuvEA
— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) August 26, 2020