Kenyan Governor Okoth Obado, who had a secret love affair with his wife’s sister, Rhoda Odie Nyakwaka reportedly impregnated the lady while the relationship lasted.
Okoth Obado whose close aides, have been arrested and interrogated by DCI detectives also featured prominently in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend Sharon Otieno, a university student said to have been seven months pregnant with his baby.
The Kenyan Governor had a fling with Rhoda Odie Nyakwaka, the stepsister of his wife, Migori First Lady Hellen Obado, an affair that made his wife Hellen go bonkers even as Obado’s lawyer, Cliff Ombeta, insisted they have never been an item.
While a member of the member of the Kadika Clan from Hellen’s side of the family told The Nairobian that Obado’s affair with Rhoda has remained an open secret for a long time, it was gathered that the First Lady and Rhoda are from same father who got the latter after inheriting her widowed mother in Kadika village of Suna Central sub-county.
The affair reportedly started three years back, when the governor employed Rhoda at the county headquarters in the catering department.
“He even gifted her a house in Nyasare estate within Migori town,” the relative added. Okoth Obado was accused of impregnating Rhoda, but the pregnancy was allegedly terminated at the behest of angry relatives who accused her of crossing the bloodline.
A meeting summoned by relatives, had Rhoda relieved off her duties at the county as a cook in an acrimonious family fallout that left Hellen and Rhoda as bitter enemies.
“It is common knowledge that Hellen and Rhoda are not friends after she learned of the affair,” a villager who chose anonymity owing to his closeness to the family said.
The Governor who was arrested after detectives and government scientists confirmed that the baby boy ripped from Ms. Sharon Otieno’s womb was his, spent the better part of the morning with detectives and sources told the Nation that he was expected to record a statement on the matter.