Prisons department denies according special treatment to Obado


The Migori governor Okoth Obado

The Kenya Prisons department has denied that Migori governor Okoth Obado was being accorded preferential treatment at the Industrial Area Prison.

The Commissioner General for prisons Isaya Osugo says Obado like any other suspect is being detained under laid down rules.

Obado who is facing murder charges in relation to the killing of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno was remanded at the prison last week .

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Reports have been rife in sections of the media that Governor Okoth Obado who is in remand facing charges of murder, is being accorded special treatment at the industrial area remand prison.

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Osugo has disputed the allegations saying Obado was being treated like any other murder suspect in remand.

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In a statement Osugo said, “I wish to state categorically that Hon. Obado has not been given any preferential treatment in terms of accommodation, feeding, clothing and visits which are all regulated in accordance to prisons guidelines.”

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Justice Jessie Lessit denied Obado bail Friday and ordered the suspect to be remanded for 10 more days to allow investigators complete investigations into the murder of Sharon who body was discovered in a thicket in Homabay a day after she had been abducted.


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