Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s Lawyer Cliff Ombeta explained the source of the eight guns found in two of the politician’s homes.
Of the three guns found in the house at Migori, he claims that one belonged to an Administration Police officer who is attached to the governor as a bodyguard.
The second gun belonged to his co-accused in the case of the murder of Sharon Otieno, Caspal Obiero, who was a clerk at the County Government of Migori.
The last gun was alleged to have been confiscated from a thief who attempted to steal from the house.
All the five guns impounded from his home in Lavington Nairobi were reported to belong to his security detail.
The embattled county boss was arrested and is currently at the Nairobi DCI headquarters waiting to be presented in court on Thursday.
He tried to escape the impending arrest at a Big Four Agenda event headlined by Deputy President William Ruto at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi.
Obado left the event midway and rushed to the basement of the five-star hotel where he was arrested as he tried to leave in a taxi.
Police explained that Obado had called a taxi and asked the management of the hotel to allow it to drive into the basement, where he boarded it, ready to leave.
Before his arrest, he was out on a Kshs5 million bail pending the pre-trial of the murder of Sharon in February 2019.