Zachary Okoth Obado is a Kenyan politician and currently the Governor for Migori County. He is a member of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and a coalition member of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy.
OKOTH OBADO BIOGRAPHY
In Kenya’s 2013 general election, John vied in the gubernatorial elections, winning as Governor of Migori County, alongside Deputy Governor Nelson Mahanga Mwita. He was elected on a PDP party ticket.
His election was petitioned by Prof Oyugi who was vying on an ODM ticket which made the High court to order for a recount of votes and saw the vote margin rise from 163 to 577, with Mr Obado still the winner, Prof Oyugi disagreed.
He appealed the decision maintaining that scrutiny of all votes showed he won by 174 votes. Mr Obado and the electoral commission asked judges to adopt an argument by the High Court, that an election is not a mathematical puzzle.
he was re-elected in august 2017 elections
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a petition against re-election of Migori Governor Okoth Obado.
While the petitioner, former Cabinet minister Ochillo Ayacko had withdrawn the case about a week ago, Justice Steven Gatembu went ahead and delivered the judgment since the withdrawal was done after the matter had been heard.
Justice Gatembu ruled the High Court did not err in striking out the petition.
“The High Court did not fault in dismissing the election as the evidence produced by the petitioner did not meet the threshold required in annulling an election. The appeal is here by dismissed,” ruled the court.
But Mr Ayacko, who is eying the Migori senate seat following death of Mr Ben Oluoch Okello, got some reprieve after the court reduced the suit cost.
Justice Gatembu directed him to pay Sh3 million in costs, half the amount ordered by the High Court.
OKOTH OBADO CV AND EDUCATION
Masters in Strategic Management – Kenyatta University
Bachelors Degree in Education – Kenyatta University
St. Joseph’s Rapogi Secondary School in Migori
OKOTH OBADO WIFE AND FAMILY
Okoth Obado Wife/Spouse Wife: Hellen Obado
Obado Son, Daughter Son: Dan Okoth
Obado Father and Mother:
OKOTH OBADO NET WORTH
The migori Governor says he was rich even before becoming Governor.
salary : He earns 1million monthly as Governor with other hefty allowances.
OKOTH OBADO INTERVIEW
Have you felt the political implications of being the only governor in Luo Nyanza not elected on an ODM ticket?
Yes. I was in ODM up to the nomination process and I believe up to now that I am the one who won the party nominations. We were five contestants and I had over 60 per cent of the vote. As a matter of fact, it is the wananchi who felt offended more than I did. They told me, ‘Do not come back without a certificate.’ When I informed them that the ODM one was gone and the only available one was a PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) ticket, their response was that it didn’t matter – as long as I had a valid certificate, they were going to vote for me. I am back in ODM and was welcomed openly and publicly by the party leader Raila Odinga. I will seek re-election on the same.
Zachary Okoth Obado on a bed worth Shs. 1 million
He was once on the limelight after it emerged that he bought a bed worth Kshs. 1 million but he refuted the claims and said that he has never owned a bed worth 1 million. He said that his critics, who are spreading the rumour, were “idle and ill-informed
He said his critics, who are spreading the rumour, were “idle and ill-informed”.
“I have never bought a bed worth Sh1 million, and the people maligning me will get nowhere with this lie. What is their interest in my bedroom? I thought visitors should only go as far as the living room?” he said amid laughter from mourners.
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