Embattled Migori Governor Okoth Obado, who is facing a murder charge in the killing of his girlfriend Sharon Otieno, has been arrested after presenting himself to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) offices in Kisii.
Obado presented himself alongside his children with whom he is accused of fleecing Migori County Government of Sh73.4 million.
Officials said they presented themselves to detectives at EACC offices in Kisii on Wednesday morning, a day after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji approved charges against them.
He is accused alongside his children Achola Dan Okoth, Susan Scarlet Okoth Jerry Zachary Okoth and Adhiambo Evelyn Okoth following an investigation by EACC.
Also anted to face charges are county officials and more than 15 businessmen and women-who won lucrative tenders through corruption at the county and later wired money to the governor and his children’s accounts.
Some of the money was used to purchase a prime property in the upmarket Loresho Ridge in Nairobi that was registered under Obado’s daughter Evelyn.
Obado is out on bond in the murder of Sharon Otieno who was brutally murdered while pregnant, days after making it known to his associates that he was responsible for the pregnancy. He denies killing her.