Governor Obado admitted at KNH after falling ill in prison


Governor Obado admitted at KNH after falling ill in prison
Migori Governor Okoth Obado. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • Sources tell Citizen Digital that Governor Obado is admitted at the KNH private wing.
  • The Migori governor has been in remand since last week when he was charged with the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.
  • On Thursday last week, High Court judge Jessie Lessit ruled that Governor Obado be detained until October 8, 2018 when his bail application will be reconsidered together with that of his co-accused.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado is admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital after he reportedly fell sick while at the Industrial Area Remand Prison.

Sources tell Citizen Digital that Governor Obado is admitted at the KNH private wing.

The Migori governor has been in remand since last week when he was charged with the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.

On Thursday, September 27, High Court judge Jessie Lessit ruled that Governor Obado be detained until October 8, 2018 when his bail application will be reconsidered together with that of his co-accused.

The government has since denied reports that Migori Governor Okoth Obado is being accorded preferential treatment at Industrial Area Remand Prison.

In a statement sent to newsrooms on Monday, Prisons Commissioner General Isaiah Osugo said Governor Obado is being treated like any other inmate awaiting trial.

“We wish to state categorically that Hon. Obado has not been given any preferential treatment in terms of accommodation, clothing, feeding and visits which are all regulated in accordance to Prisons and Regulations,” said Mr. Osugo.

The prison’s boss further said that Obado, like other suspects, is only allowed to put on home clothes while appearing in court.

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