Migori governor Okoth Obado has been busy working as his date with the court over the murder of his mistress Sharon Otieno and their unborn child approaches.
Obado had a bumpy 2018 in which he spent a month at the Industrial police station while his political nemesis Ochillo Ayacko won the Senate race in a by-election which the governor never voted.
When out on bail in November last year, Obado hosted Deputy President William Ruto in Migori during his tour to launch projects. However, his freedom was short-lived as he was arrested again less than two weeks later on November 14 after guns were found in his home during a search by detectives.
He was released on bail two days later.
Between December and January, Obado has launched three main projects including a Sh20 million full scholarship for 200 needy students. On January 3, he launched 32,000 improved banana seedlings in Suna West subcounty and a day later launched two bridges in Got Kachola ward, Nyatike subcounty.
Obado returns to court on February 14 for the pretrial conference.
The hearing be held between May 6 and 17.
Sharon, who was until her death a student at Rongo University, was abducted in September 2018 alongside Nation journalist Barack Oduor, who said he escaped by jumping out of the abductors’ speeding vehicle.
Two days later, the body of the seven-month pregnant woman was found dumped in K’odera Forest in Homa Bay county.
Obado’s two aides Caspal Obiero and Michael Oyamo are still being detained.