Migori Governor Okoth Obado was on Wednesday arrested after a raid by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officials over alleged loss of Ksh 2.5 billion yielded eight guns.
The detectives found the firearms at his homes in Nairobi and Migori on Tuesday when they staged simultaneous raids seeking crucial documents linked to the scandal at the Migori county government. He is accused of embezzling the said county funds through his proxies.
According to the Nation, five of the firearms were recovered in Nairobi while sources within EACC said they recovered another three in Migori.
The Firearms Act is silent on the number of pistols a licensed civilian should own, but is specific on the type of firearms to be licensed for.
Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti had told the paper the firearms would be subjected to ballistic examinations and verification of certificates at the Central Firearms Bureau (CFB).
Obado is out on bond after he was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Sharon Otieno and her unborn baby. He is currently at the Nairobi Area DCI headquarters.