Governor Obado to have a special treat during Moi day celebration

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has announced that Wednesday, October 10 will be a public holiday as directed in a High Court ruling issued in November last year.

In a statement to newsrooms, Dr. Matiang’i on Monday said: “In Judicial Review No. 292 of 2017 the Court affirmed that the 10th of October remains a public holiday to be observed as such. Going by this decision therefore 10th of October shall be a public holiday.”

The CS, however, noted that the government could not give direction on how Moi Day will be celebrated as its not among the national days recognised under Article 9(3) of the Constitution.

But for Governor Okoth Obado this will be a rare occasion in the event that he will wake up to the normal prison meal of sugarless tea and Sukumawiki during lunch.


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For someone of such status and power it is unbelievable that as others will be dining in high end hotels and travelling in planes to meet with loved ones, for Obado this will be rare moment.

Nairobi Remand and Allocation Prison, is a building completed in 1911.

That is not all. In the duration between your arrest and the time you will be out of prison, you will probably have contracted either tuberculosis or scabies or diarrhoea — or all of them — as the diseases have been found to be the most prevalent in Kenyan prisons, according to a survey on the criminal justice system that Chief Justice David Maraga released.

Migori County Governor Okoth Obado and his co-accused Micheal Oyamo and Caspal Obiero will know the fate of their bail application on Friday October 12, Justice Jessie Lesiit has ruled.

The trio also faces the additional charge of the murder of Sharon Otieno’s unborn baby. They have denied the charges.

Defence lawyer Nicholas Ombija urged the court to consider Obado’s poor health and release him on bail.


Obado was remanded at Industrial Area Prison, Nairobi, but is now hospitalised at at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

The governor has been in remand for two weeks. He was rushed to the hospital after he fell sick at the remand prison after complaining of stomach pains.

The facility doctor who observed him approved his transfer to KNH. Obado has been in police custody since September 22 when his bail application was cancelled.

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