The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has today filed a petition seeking to seize two vehicles belonging to Migori Governor Okoth Obado.

According to EACC, it has secured new evidence linking Obado’s two Toyota land cruisers to fraud money.

“Material received from Australia through the Attorney General’s office revealed that part of the money sent to Achola Dan Okoth [Obado’s son] was used to buy two motor vehicles, Toyota Land Cruisers,” EACC said as quoted by the Star.

“There is urgent need to preserve motor vehicles Land Cruisers KCK 722B and KCK 997W which are currently in possession and use of the 4th respondent [Achola] and which were equally bought from proceeds of corruption emanating from Migori County Government,” EACC added.

Obado and children arrested

In August, Obado alongside his children; Achola Dan Okoth, Susan Scarlet Okoth, Jerry Zachary Okoth and Adhiambo Evelyn Okoth were arrested over alleged theft of Sh73.5 million belonging to the county government.

“The investigations were in respect of Sh73.4 million being sums indirectly received by the Governor through his children who received multiple payments from companies trading with Migori County Government between 2013/2014 Financial Year and 2016/2017,” the DPP said in his statement.

According to the DPP, some of the money was used to purchase a prime property in the upmarket Loresho Ridge in Nairobi that was registered under Obado’s daughter Evelyn.