Okoth Obado biography, wife, education, family & arrest

Okoth Obado (born in Migori County) is a Kenyan politician. He is the first governor of Migori County.

He drew the attention of many including publications due to the ‘death of Sharon Otieno’.


Okoth Obado biography
Okoth Obado, Kenyan politician.
NameOkoth Obado
Place of birthMigori County
WifeHallen Okoth
EducationBachelors Degree in Education
Masters Degree in Strategic Management
Alma materKenyatta University
PositionGovernor of Migori County


He is married to Hallen Okoth and is the father to Jerry Okoth and Evalyne Okoth.


He appointed to serve as chairperson of the Kenya Sugar Board on the 12th of November 2010. He was appointed by S. J. Kosgey, the then Minister Of Agriculture.

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Three years later, on the 4th of March 2013, he was elected to serve as the Governor of Migori County through the People’s Democratic Party.

Four years later, 8th of August 2017, he was re-elected to serve for a second term to serve as Governor of Migori County.

This time he occupied the position through the Orange Democratic Party (ODM)


He had his primary school education at his home county in Migori.

He furthered his academic career at St. Joseph’s Rapogi Secondary School in Uriri, Migori.

Okoth Obado attended Kenyatta University, he pursued a Bachelors Degree in Education.

He also did his Masters Degree in Strategic Management from the same higher institution.

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He was arrested over the murder of his pregnant girlfriend Sharon Otieno.

Okoth was ‘grilled‘ by detectives at the headquarters of the DCI on Kiambu Road in Nairobi.

The arrest was after detectives and government scientists confirmed that the baby ripped from his girlfriend’s womb was his.

He became the epicenter of an investigation into the abduction and murder of the Rongo University student.

“The foetus died after the mother was stabbed eight times while seven months pregnant”.

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