Migori governor Okoth Obado has been denied bail and will be remanded at the Industrial Area Prison until October 8 when the court will hear afresh his bail application.
“At this juncture I am disallowing the application and he will appear with the others on October 8th,” Justice Jessie Lessit said.
High Court Judge Jessie Lessit concurred with the prosecution that the suspect has a likelihood to tamper with the evidence, endanger national security.
“The nature has been changing and more and more are being charged with the case. Interference can also be affected by the releasing of some of the persons facing the same charge,” she said.
The Migori governor spent two more nights in police cells before the court made the ruling.
Senior investigation officer Clement Mwangi said there is a high likelihood of Obado interfering with or intimidating prosecution witnesses if released on bail.