Migori governor Okoth Obado on Friday filed a fresh application in court seeking to have his bail reviewed citing health issues.

Obado has been admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital after he reportedly fell sick while in remand at the Industrial Area prison.

The governor was denied bail in the murder case involving Rongo University student Sharon Otieno. 

In the new application, he says he suffers from a severe back problem known as a Nerve Compression with Disc lesion on the Lumber Spine which started affecting him in the year 2013.

To manage the condition, he says he has been under the special care of a medical doctor by the name of Prof. Ating’a.

The said condition, he says has adversely affected his ability to stand for long hours.

“Since my condition has not been attended to for the period I have been in custody, the complication aggravated and I was taken ill on September 29. I was subsequently admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital as an inpatient and my condition has not improved since then,” he says.


On September 25, Obado made an application to be released on bail and in a ruling delivered on September  27, Justice Jessie Lesiit disallowed it until after witness statements and other evidence are availed to all parties.

Obado now claims parties were supplied with the Committal Bundles on Wednesday this week and there is no other reason to continue keeping him in remand.

Read; Obado admitted to KNH after bout of severe stomachache

Also read: Obado safe after stomachache scare

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