Governor Okoth Obado, a prime suspect in the Rongo University student, Sharon Otieno murder, has been granted bail of Kenyan Shillings 5 million cash.
The governor was also the boyfriend to the deceased and the baby daddy to Sharon’s seven months pregnancy.
The county chief is also expected to pay two sureties of a similar amount.
Kenya’s High Court Judge, Jessie Lesiit conditioned Mr. Obado to submit his travel documents before court to restrict him from going outside the country.
The governor has also been forbidden from going near the murder scene at the border of Migori and Homa Bay counties.
“The accused shall not go anywhere within 20km of Homa Bay-Migori boundary and the court has the liberty to cancel your bail at any time,” Justice Lessit ruled.
However, his co-accused Michael Oyamo (personal assistant) and Migori County Clerk Caspal Obiero bail applications were denied.
The suspects have in custody at the Kenya Industrial Area Remand Prison since his arrest on September 21 in connection with the murder of pregnant Rongo Sharon Otieno.
Facts about Sharon’s murder
Ms Otieno was seven months pregnant at the time she was abducted and killed.
Her body was found in a thicket in Oyugis. Obado has since denied charges of murdering Sharon on September 3 at Owade in Rachuonyo Sub-County of Homa Bay County. The slain university student was buried on Friday, October 19.