Governor Obado charged afresh with two counts of murder


Migori Governor Okoth Obado (right) and his co-accused Caspal Obiero (Centre) and Michael Oyamo. PHOTO| ...
Migori Governor Okoth Obado (right) and his co-accused Caspal Obiero (Centre) and Michael Oyamo. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • Governor Obado was arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday alongside his co-accused Michael Oyamo and Caspal Obiero.
  • Appearing before Judge Jessie Lessit, the three pleaded not guilty to the two counts of murder.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado was on Monday charged afresh with two counts of murder after the court allowed the prosecution to amend the charge sheet and include the murder of Sharon Otieno’s baby.

Appearing before judge Jessie Lessit, Governor Obado and his two aides; Michael Oyamo and Caspal Obiero were charged with the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno and the unborn infant she was carrying at the time of her gruesome murder.

The three pleaded not guilty to the two counts of murder, as the court allowed consolidation of their cases into one.

Judge Lessit directed they be detained at Industrial Area Remand Prison until Friday, October 12 when the court will hear their bail application.

Initially, Governor Obado had only been charged with the murder of the Rongo University student, before the prosecution said it would amend the charge sheet and add a charge of murdering the seventh-month unborn baby, which DNA tests confirmed was Governor Obado’s.

State lawyer Alexander Muteti told the court that life begins at conception, hence, the infant’s life was also cut short during the gruesome murder. The infant has since been buried.

A post-mortem conducted by government pathologist Dr. Johansen Oduor revealed that Sharon was stabbed eight times and died from excessive bleeding.

Dr. Oduor also confirmed reports from homicide detectives that the unborn baby also had stab wounds.

“Sharon was stabbed three times on the neck, four times on the back and on the left side of the abdomen,” he told journalists after concluding the autopsy.

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