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“Security-less” Governor: Obado Decries Withdrawal of his Security

Migori Governor Okoth Obado: Photo Courtesy

The political temperature in Kenya rises and falls from one region to another based on the interest of “who-is-who” in the government.

From the arrest of some senators over the bridge of COVID-19 rules to the sudden arrest of governors on the basis of misappropriation of funds in the counties.

The attention of Hello News has been attracted by the ongoing battle between ODM and Migori Governor Okoth Obado following the arrest, charge, and his release on bond last week.

The embattled governor’s plea seems to have taken a different shift if the latest claims about the withdrawal of his security details are anything to go by.

Mr. Obado’s issued a statement yesterday Wednesday 9, 2020 claiming that his security details have been withdrawn. Obado’s claims came barely hours after Migori County Assembly Speaker Boaz Okoth also claimed that his security details had been taken away.

These turnouts come at a time when governor Obado is facing an impeachment motion in the Migori County Assembly championed by his party, ODM.

The tussle has now been drawn closer where a section of Kuria Women Professionals castigated the casual manner in which the county’s MCAs are handling the impeachment process.

However, women leaders in Migori County think that Obado’s ouster is right.

The women are led by former Woman Rep Dennitah Ghati and Ms. Lilian Mahiri Zaja. They said they are in line with the guidance of the constitutional position and the court’s decision that the governor keeps off the management of county affairs until the matter is determined.

“We as women professionals now say enough of the sideshows. Just like other counties, we need good governance in Migori, quality infrastructure, well equipped and functioning health facilities, development in our sub-counties including targeted programmes aimed at empowering women in the county,” said Ms Zaja.

However, Governor Obado has insisted that he is facing impeachment not because of the charges in the court but because of his distinct political stand against key politicians at the government level.

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