The magistrate in Kibra law courts has made a ruling to release Migori governor Okoth Obado with a cash bail of Sh. 200000 or a bond of Sh. 500000 with a surety of the same.
The Magistrate dismissed the application by the prosecution but ordered that the governor does not interfere with witnesses
She said that she was guided by article 49 (1) of the constitution as read with section 123 of the Criminal Procedure Code which determined the the terms for granting bail.
The court said that there was a remote chance that governor Obado can influence EACC officers who recovered the guns.
The Magistrate said that the the Migori county boss was not required to be incarceration in order for the investigations on ballistics and mobile data to take place.
She said that the most likely charge will be those of illegal possession which are all bailable crimes.
The Magistratesaid that the prosecution had failed to show any compelling reasons as to why he should be held in custody.
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