Obado exposed for using his children to steal Sh38M

He also used a family of 6 to steal Sh2 billion

Migori Governor Okoth Obado during a past court hearing

Migori Governor Okoth Obado was on Wednesday exposed by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission for the theft of Sh2 billion from county coffers.

EACC investigator Anne Murigih unearther a grand scheme that involved six members of one family and also the Governor's own children.

According to Murigih, the six members of one family registered fraudulent companies in 2014 and opened bank accounts for the companies.

"Their bank accounts were dormant until November 2016 with nil balances which is a characteristic of a briefcase company.

"But in a span of three years, the newly registered companies transacted a total of Sh1,971,179,180 from Migori County which amount is unexplained," Murigih told Lady Justice Hedwig Ong’udi.

The governor was the 7th beneficiary of the scam

The investigator added: "There was a kickback scheme through wire transfers to county government officials including the governor who benefited directly through his children to the tune of Sh38 million."

Justice Ong'udi extended orders that have barred the seven from disposing of the assets that were gained through the embezzled funds.

The family named in the scandal comprises of Jared Oluoch Kwaga, his wife Christine Akinyi, his brothers Joram Otieno and Patroba Otieno, his mother Penina Auma and sister-in-law Carolyne Anyango.


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