Obado linked to Ksh.35M Loresho house seized by EACC

Migori Governor Okoth Obado. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL
Migori Governor Okoth Obado. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has obtained orders to seize a Ksh.35m property in Loresho owned by Jared Kwaga who is suspected to be Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s proxy.

The orders will ensure that the property can neither be transferred nor disposed in any way before the EACC finishes investigations.

According to the EACC, the funds used to purchase the property had been embezzled by Kwaga and his family members who are accused of incorporating companies to trade fraudulently with the county.

EACC has since established that tenant at the Loresho property was paying rent to Governor Obado’s daughter Evelyne Zachary.

The anti-corruption commission now suspects that Governor Obado is a direct beneficiary of said property.

In 2018, the EACC alleged that Governor Obado had siphoned off Ksh.2billion from the country coffers using proxies and relatives.

According to the commission, seven members of the governor’s family registered 16 companies and secured multimillion tenders from the county government.

The individuals are listed as Mr Jared Oluoch Kwaga, Ms Christine Ochola, Ms Carolyne Ochola, Mr Joram Otieno, Patroba Otieno, Ms Penina Otago and Mr Robert Okeyo.

In three years, the companies transacted a whooping Ksh. 1, 971,179,180 in deals from the county government which was disproportionate to their known legitimate sources of income.

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