Major blow for Obado after court's ruling in Sharon Murder case

The decision was been by High Court Judge Jessi Lessit

Migori Governor Okoth Obado during a past court hearing

High Court Judge Jessi Lessit denied Obado's bail application on Thursday afternoon.

Obado is now set to remain in prison remand court until October 8 when a fresh bail application will be made.

On Monday, Mr Justice Jessie Lessit ruled that the bail application cannot be determined until all witness statements and evidence have been availed in court.

Witness interference

The judge also ruled that Obado being a Governor and a man who rose to power through politics he had a likelihood of interfering with witnesses’ accounts.

In applying for the bail, Obado's lawyer Cliff Ombetta argued that that his client would comply with all the orders of the court ant that he would not influence the witnesses if released on bail.


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