Migori Speaker returns from sick leave as claims rife on Obado impeachment

Migori Speaker returns from sick leave as claims rife on Obado impeachment

Migori County Assembly Speaker Boaz Okoth resumed work on Monday after being on sick leave.

He announced his return at a time when claims are rife that Migori Governor Okoth Obado could be facing impeachment after his arraignment in court over graft charges.

“I am aware of all that is happening in the County of Migori but I would not want to comment about the issues at this stage because of personal reasons,” the Migori County Assembly Speaker said.

He however noted that the county assembly will issue a statement in due course regarding the situation and urged Migori residents to remain calm.

According to him, the county assembly has been running well in his absence and MCAs should maintain unity for the sake of development.

Mr.Okoth also revealed that he is in now in good health after undergoing treatment and ready to transact the county assembly businesses.

Obado and his four children were on Monday freed on Ksh.18.25million cash bail after they denied Ksh.73million fraud charges.

He and his co-accused were arraigned at a Nairobi court on Monday after spending the weekend in police custody.

Obado is accused of benefiting indirectly from Ksh.73.4 million paid to his children.

Investigations revealed that the children received payments from companies that traded with the Migori County Government between 2013 and 2017 when Obado served his first term

Meanwhile, the leadership of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) rescheduled the Migori MCAs consultative meeting that was to be held at the party headquarters.