By MN Reporter
A luxury vehicle at the center of corruption probe against Migori governor Okoth Obado has been involved in a road accident.
Photos of the vehicle, Toyota Landcruiser V8 registration number KCK 722B involved in a road accident were circulated on social media creating a harsh debate.
According to the posts, only the vehicle which was captured by a passerby along Migori-Kisii road was destroyed and nobody was injured.
A prominent member of the family and a senior Migori government was driving the vehicle when it was involved in a accident.
The vehicle is one of two which the anti-corruption agency wanted to be seized.
In a story published by the Star, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission said it received critical evidence from Australia showing the vehicles were bought with 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 says in court papers, exclusively seen by the Star.
EACC said it received a statement from international freight firm Mclintock International confirming that payments for the two cars were made by Kwaga.
Court heard that the KCK 722B is registered in Achola’s name. The other Land Cruiser, KCK 997W is registered to Oliver Okeno Odhiambo.
“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 said.
This was in line with a graft case involving Obado and his four children Achola, Susan Scarlet Okoth, Jerry Zachary Okoth and Adhiambo Evelyn Okoth charged in a Sh73.4 million graft case.
Also charged is Kwaga and six members of his family including wife, mother and two of his brothers and sister-in-law.
The case has been ongoing and orders by EACC on the vehicles had been contested.