Governor Obado to stay at KNH for more days


Governor Obado to stay at KNH for more days
Migori Governor Okoth Obado arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts over the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • Sources at the facility intimated to Citizen TV that Governor Obado is suffering from cervical spondylosis, a condition that affects the joints and discs in cervical spine located at the neck.
  • The governor, who is under 24-hour guard by prison officers, is admitted in ward 6A where orthopaedic surgery patients and inmates are admitted.
  • Our sources added that Governor Obado is not receiving any preferential treatment as he is admitted in a normal ward. Remandees don’t have the privilege of being admitted in the private wing.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado is expected to stay at Kenyatta National Hospital for a few more days following his admission on Wednesday, October 3.

Sources at the facility intimated to Citizen TV that Governor Obado is suffering from cervical spondylosis, a condition that affects the joints and discs in cervical spine located at the neck.

The governor, who is under 24-hour guard by prison officers, is admitted in ward 6A where orthopaedic surgery patients and inmates are admitted.

Our sources added that Governor Obado is not receiving any preferential treatment as he is admitted in a normal ward. Remandees don’t have the privilege of being admitted in the private wing.

The Migori governor was taken to KNH on Wednesday afternoon after falling ill while at the Industrial Area Remand Prison.

He has been in remand since last week when he was charged with the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno and is expected back in court on Monday.

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.

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