Governor to snub Raila tour in Awendo

Governor explains reason for decision

A past Council of Governors' meeting (Twitter)

Migori Governor Okoth Obado is set to snub an event on Friday that will be attended by ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Obado revealed that he will not be able to attend to the evet due to the restrictions imposed by the court that bars him from being near Homa Bay town.

“I would have wished to join Raila Odinga and the people of Awendo in the commissioning of the KMTC.

“Unfortunately, the orders given by the court in the Sharon Otieno murder case bar me from stepping into Awendo town because of its proximity to Homa Bay County,” remarked Obado.

Odinga is set to be carrying out the groundbreaking ceremony of the Awendo Kenya Medical Training College.

Obado pleads with court to lift ban

Last month, the Migori County boss had moved to court to request the ban that restricted him from getting 20 kilometers close to Homa Bay County be lifted.

Justice Jessie Lesiit had ruled that the embattled Obado to surrender all his travel documents and not go 20 kilometers close to the boarder of Homa Bay County, where Sharon Otieno’s body was found. 

He had also been restricted from getting into contact with any of the witnesses and talking about the case in public.


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