Governor Obado to be charged with aiding, abetting Sharon’s murder


Governor Obado to be charged with aiding, abetting Sharon's murder
Migori Governor Okoth Obado. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • Governor Obado, who spent the weekend in police custody, is set to be charged with the offence of aiding and abetting the commission of murder.
  • The Migori Governor is appearing before judge Jessie Lessit.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts to face charges relating to the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.

Governor Obado, who spent the weekend in police custody, is set to be charged with the offence of aiding and abetting the commission of murder.

The Migori Governor is appearing before judge Jessie Lessit.

Obado was arrested on Friday, with investigators saying there is enough evidence to charge him in connection with the murder.

Other suspects arrested over Sharon’s murder include Governor Obado’s personal assistant Michael Oyamo, Mr. Caspal Obiero, a clerk in Migori County who is believed to be the owner of the vehicle used in the abduction of Sharon, and former Kanyadoto MCA Lawrence Mula.

The former MCA is believed to have been the bridge between Governor Obado, Sharon and Nation journalist Barrack Oduor, who had been abducted alongside the deceased.

Also in custody is Jack Gombe, a taxi operator said to have been the driver on the day of the murder and Elvis Odhiambo a police officer who also doubles up as Obado’s body guard.

Detectives say more suspects are being sought, with sources disclosing to Citizen TV that Obado’s wife Helen Obado will be questioned as a person of interest in the course of the week.

The 26-year-old second year Rongo University student was found dead two days after she was abducted alongside journalist Barrack Oduor who reportedly jumped out of a moving vehicle to save his life.

Additional reporting by Hassan Mugambi

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