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Evelyn Obado secretly employed at Migori level 4 Hospital

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Migori Governor Okoth Obado [p/courtesy]

The employment of Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s daughter at the County’s Level 4 Referral Hospital has sparked public outcry with the locals calling for Ethic and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) to probe the matter. Evelyn Adhiambo Obado who is facing a Sh73.5 million corruption case was secretly employed at the facility three months ago where she has been working in silence until Covid-19 cases spiraled in the region.

Not much is known about her qualifications in the health sector but Evelyn together with her three siblings Dan Okoth, Susan Okoth, Jerry Okoth and their corrupt father, Okoth Obado were part of a cartel that stole Sh73.5 million from Migori county coffers.

The secret employment of Ms Obado has exposed the former Awendo MP Jared Opiyo who chairs Migori county public service board. The former Mp is Obado’s ‘yes man’ who was compromised and arm-twisted to ensure that the governor’s daughter was employed.

Evelyn Adhiambo Obado [p/courtesy]

But Obado who is also facing charges of murder sees nothing wrong with his tainted daughter bagging the job. The troubled governor argues that the corruption cases they are facing are fabrications by his political rivals so his daughter remains innocent until proven guilty. Migori public service board CEO Martin Arondo also sided with the governor when he claimed that it is not within their jurisdiction to investigate the family and criminal background before clearing applicants for a job.

“We rely on chapter 6 document to clear candidates for interviews and I believe if a daughter of the governor was interviewed and subsequently appointed, we were fully guided by her compliance with chapter 6 and section 65 of the county government Act, 2020.” he said.

Arondo went on to defend the employment of the suspect as competitive and one that was overseen by an independent body. But pundits argue that the board went against its earlier position where it declined to renew Michael Oyamo’s contract.

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Oyamo served as Obado’s personal assistant until he became suspect in the brutal murder of Sharon Otieno in a case that is currently proceeding in court. The prosecution has lined up 37 witnesses to testify against governor Obado and Oyamo with the trial set to end on 15th of July.


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