Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been arrested after presenting himself to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) offices in Kisii.
Obado presented himself alongside his children with whom he is accused of embeezzling Migori County Government of Sh73.4 million.
Officials said they presented themselves to detectives at EACC offices in Kisii on Wednesday morning, a day after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji approved charges against them.
He is accused alongside his children Achola Dan Okoth, Susan Scarlet Okoth Jerry Zachary Okoth and Adhiambo Evelyn Okoth following an investigation by EACC.
“The investigations were in respect of Sh73.4 million being sums indirectly received by the Governor through his children who received multiple payments from companies trading with Migori County Government between 2013/2014 Financial Year and 2016/2017,” the DPP said in his statement, approving the arrests of the family.
Obado is out on bond in the murder of Sharon Otieno who was brutally murdered while pregnant.t.