Oct 23, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Obado’s Sh256 million graft case begins

The governor, along with Dan Achola, Scarlet Susan, Jerry Zachary and Evelyne Odhiambo, are charged with conspiracy to defraud millions of shillings against the county government.

Also indicted are businessman Jared Oluoch Kwaga and his wife Christine Akinyi Ochola, mother Penina Auma, brothers Joram Opala Otieno and Patroba Ochanda Otieno and sister-in-law Carolyne Anyango Ochola.

Deputy prosecutor Peter Kiprop said he had put up 59 witnesses “who will prove”. that Mr Obado and his children benefited from the county funds. ”

He told anti-transplant chief judge Lawrence Mugumba that the case“ is an intricate web of money laundering against the governor through the use of proxy “.

The charges include conspiracy to commit white-collar crime, conflicts of interest, illicit public property and money laundering.

” The prosecution must show the court that a grand total of Sh256,703,688 was received by the district government nt from Migori through companies affiliated with Mr. Kwaga, “said Mr. Kiprop.

He was accompanied by prosecutors Hellen Mutellah and Eva Kanyuira.

The companies are up the names of individuals registered companies who are family members of Mr. Kwaga.

The court heard that Mr. Kwaga’s brother, an employee of the decentralized unit as a pharmaceutical techn ologe, has illegally obtained Sh63,864,149 ICT services by trading with the county through his company Deltrack.

Prosecutors also alleged that Mr. Obado had indirectly obtained Sh73,474,376.90 from the county treasury through his children Prosecutors also alleged that three of the companies associated with the Kwaga family had been paid Sh163.5 million by the county government.

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