The corruption case against Migori governor Okoth Obado, his four children and others has begun with the Director of Public Prosecution disclosing that a total of Kshs 256.7million was irregularly siphoned from the county.
In the opening brief to the court, an Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions (ADPP) Peter Kiprop told anti-graft court chief magistrate Lawrence Mugumba that he has lined up 59 witnesses “who will prove Mr. Obado and his children benefited from the county funds.”
Mr. Kiprop who is leading a team of senior prosecutors told the court the graft case against the suspects is an intricate web of money laundering against the Migori county government through the use of proxies.
The court heard the charges filed against the accused include conspiracy to commit an economic crime, conflict of interest, unlawful acquisition of public property and money laundering.
According to the prosecution Kshs. 256,703,688 was received from the county government of Migori by entities associated with Mr. Jared Ouch Kwaga and that the entities are companies registered in the names of individuals who are family members of Mr. Kwaga.