ODM to Impeach Governor Obado

Migori Governor Okoth Obado at the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court on the 31st August 2020. Courtesy.

BY EDDY NYADWA, Nairobi. The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has resolved to impeach the embattled Migori County Governor Okoth Obado. The party on Tuesday instructed its Members of County Assembly from Migori to move the motion after a consultation meeting held in Nairobi.

Obado is currently facing graft charges before the high court and has been released on bail. He has been charged alongside

“Due to corruption charges leveled against Governor Okoth Obado and the decision by the court to bar him from accessing his office, the party in consultations with County MCAs has resolved to have a motion of impeachment against the governor initiated immediately” ODM Party Chairman John Mbadi said after the meeting.

The consultation meeting which was initially to be held at the party’s headquarters was moved to a different venue at the last hour. The party did  not disclose the reasons for the change. However, sources say that there were fears that Obado supporters had planed to interrupt the meeting.

“There are fears of hooliganism and theft, but that will be dealt with the full force of the law” Mbadi said.

Out of the 41 Orange party MCA’s, 37 attended the meeting where the decsison was reached at Unanimously. If the impeachment is successful, Migori county Deputy Governor  Nelson Mahanga will take over the running of the county.

Earlier in the day, Obado while speaking to a local radio station expressed fears that there was a plot to kick him out. He however exuded confidence that he would overcome the plot.

Obado and his four children are facing graft charges over an alleged embezzlement of taxpayers’ Sh73.5 million