EACC Goes Hard On Obado Targeting His 34.5 M Nairobi Mansion

KEY POINTS:

  • The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is targeting a Ksh34.5 million mansion linked to the Migori Governor Okoth Obado in a graft case.
  • The commission is seeking to have the property frozen for another six months as the case in which Obado is accused of embezzling over Ksh2 billion continues.
  • Court documents indicated that EACC found out that the money used in the purchase of the house was part of the Ksh2 billion sent to proxies of Obado and Kwaga.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado is still not off the hook as The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is targeting his Ksh34.5 million mansion linked to a graft case.

A report by Daily Nation on Thursday, November 12, indicated that the property is registered to  Jared Peter Kwaga, one of the county boss proxies.

The commission is seeking to have the property frozen for another six months as the case in which Obado is accused of embezzling over Ksh2 billion continues.

The house is located in Loresho, Nairobi County.

Court documents indicated that EACC found out that the money used in the purchase of the house was part of the Ksh2 billion sent to proxies of Obado and Kwaga.

In Kwaga’s case, some of the beneficiaries were listed as his brothers Patroba Ochanda and Joram Opala, Mother Penena Otago, Sister-in-law Christine Onyango as well as Christine Akinyi, Kwaga’s spouse.

Also on the target list are two Landcruiser cars owned by Obado’s children Dan Achola and Jerry Zachary which EACC believes are proceeds of crime.

The commission is seeking to have the cars frozen for six months as investigations in the matter progress.

EACC has expanded investigations to the UK and Australia where Obado’s children received money from firms that were associated with the county boss.

The children were studying in the UK at the time.

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“The Commission, due to the new discovery, requires more time to further investigate the respondents and their dealings or collusion with a view of tracing the process of illicit wealth gained from fraudulent transactions,” stated an EACC investigator.

In 2018, EACC revealed that the use of some of the Ksh2 billion was orchestrated by Jared Oluoch Kwaga, who is a director in the companies that received the money.

EACC claimed that the county government paid Ksh 800 million to seven companies that do not exist.

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