The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has kickstarted a process to have Migori County Governor Okoth Obado impeached after the graft allegations facing him and a court order barring him from accessing his office.
In a statement released to the press on Tuesday, ODM party chairman John Mbadi said that the party, in consultation with the county MCAs had agreed to impeach the Governor.
Mbadi noted that the impeachment is in line with his corruption case in which he was accused of misappropriating about Sh73 million tax payers’ money at the county.
According to the statement, the county MCAs will be having a motion of impeachment against their Governor, which will be initiated immediately and have the deputy governor take over the office.
The ODM chairman further said that 37 out of the county’s 41 MCAs had agreed to kick off the impeachment motion.
Investigations by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) established that Obado had received Sh73 474,360 million through his designated proxies and the county government employees.
Obado allegedly received multiple payments through his children from companies trading with Migori County Government between the 2013-2014 and 2016-2017 financial years.
The companies involved in the graft case include Misoft Company Limited, Seletrack Consultants, Tarchdog printers, Deltrack ICT Services, Mactebac Contractors, Joyush Business, Swyfcon Engineering, Atinus Services, Kajulu Business, Victorious Investment, Dolphins Software, Pesulus Services, and Dankey Press.
Over Sh38 million was sent to the Governor’s children Susan, Dan, and Jerry and was used to pay their school fees, medical bills, maintenance, and upkeep in Australia, Scotland, and the United Kingdom.
The children also used some of the County funds to buy two high-end Toyota Land Cruiser V8s.
The county boss was arrested on Wednesday, August 26, in connection with the scandal where he spent the weekend in detention and was released on Monday, August 31 but was barred from accessing his office.