Governor Okoth Obado and his family have denied all the graft charges leveled against them.
Embattled Obado with his four children on Thursday August 27th denied any wrong doing before anticorruption court’s Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi.
The governor, according to charges, was involved either directly or indirectly in shoddy dealings at the County government of Migori which led to the loss of a whopping sh 73.4 million.
A lot of money was allegedly siphoned into his kin accounts with children being the major beneficiaries of the stolen public funds.
Obado who surrendered to Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission EACC Kisii offices on Wednesday August 26th also refuted claims of money laundering.
While making his legal submission, Director of Public Prosecution DPP Noordin Haji said some of these cash was misappropriated to paying his(Obado’s) children school fee abroad. They used part of the loot to live well, and also to pay medical bills for some family members living abroad in Australia, Scotland and United Kingdom UK.
The Star further reported that 38.9 million was, through county government suppliers, wired into Obado’s children account abroad in what can be described a complex web of fraud and money laundering.