Migori Governor Okoth Obado and his four children will be detained until Monday, when the bail ruling will be delivered.
Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi on Thursday dismissed lawyer Kioko Kilukumi’s application to release the accused pending the bail hearing.
Mugambi said the earliest he can give the bail ruling is on Monday.
Earlier, the accused denied the charge of conspiracy to commit a felony relating to fraud of Sh73.4 million from Migori County.
Obado and his children were arraigned in court to answer to the graft charges before Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi.
They appeared alongside seven others.
It is alleged that being the governor held an indirect private interest in several contracts that paid money into his children’s accounts.
Obado was separately charged with eight counts of conflict of interest for the different times that each of the children received money in their accounts from the county’s coffers.
The governor has also denied a charge of money laundering.
Obado and his son Dan Okoth have been jointly charged with money laundering and it’s alleged that they entered into an arrangement of transfer of Sh10 million for the purchase of a Land cruiser vehicle knowing that the said money was a proceed of crime.
The governor will be charged separately on 28 accounts with each of his children for the different amounts of money that was sent to them.
Obado surrendered to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission in Kisii on Wednesday.