The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has questioned Migori govrnor Okoth Obado’s palatial home in Uriri Constituency, Migori County.
The anti-graft agency estimates that the rural home is worth more than Sh100 million.
In court papers, EACC says that the house is a symbol of the vast amount of wealth the governor has amassed in a short time.
“The investigation team has also verified that the governor Migori county, Zacharia Okoth Obado, has a newly built palatial home estimated to be worth more than Sh100 million located at Uriri,” EACC told the High Court.
EACC detectives claim that Obado has accumulated vast wealth beyond his legitimate sources of income.
This comes a month after 11 senior officers from Migori were charged with flouting procurement rules and purchasing Sh20 million furniture for the governor’s house. It is still unclear whether the furniture was meant for Obado’s Uriri home or for his official residence.