Residents accuse ousted Migori governor of attempting to bribe a Supreme Court judge by building a road directly to his rural home
Angry Migori youths allied to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party have demonstrated against area embattled governor Okoth Obado attempt sway the Supreme Court to his favour.
The youths said they are alarmed after county vehicles and workers started working on a feeder road off Kakrao-Ogwedhi road to Supreme Court judge Justice Boma Ojwang’s rural home.
“We are alarmed that on Friday road graders, trucks and workers started plying the road, brought murram and started building culverts,” Joseph Nyambori, Suna East constituency ODM organising secretary said.
Youths said that the road was only leading to the justice’s home and Obado might be using county resources to sway the rule of justice.
“We are alarmed that the road has been repaired without any prior tender process and came abruptly after Court of Appeal judgement on 28th last month,” Nyambori said.
Carrying twigs and placards, the Â youths demonstrated from Kakrao area along Migori-Kisii highway to the homestead 3kms away.
They said that a water pipe which was supposed to serve residents in Wasio area was also branched to Ojwang’s home.
Tony Obondo, the ODM youth wing organising secretary in Migori county said that they are worried about the trend ahead of the ruling of the case Obado launched at the Supreme Court on 23rd April this month.
“We have respect for the judge and his family, but the recent trend is worrying us. We have faith in judiciary that’s why we appealed even after Homa Bay (court) threw out our case,” Obondo said.Â The youths said that they will continue to demonstrate until they get a clear indication where the money to build the road came from.