‘I have nothing to do with Sharon’s death,’ says Governor Okoth Obado


'I have nothing to do with Sharon's death,' says Governor Okoth Obado
Migori Governor Okoth Obado addressing the press on September 12, 2018 over the death of Sharon Otieno.

In Summary

  • Addressing the press on Wednesday afternoon, Migori Governor Okoth Obado stated that the accusations pointed towards him had given his family sleepless nights.
  • He further expressed his condolences towards the family of the slain student, further urging investigative agencies to speed up their work to ensure the killers are brought to book.
  • Governor Obado was accompanied by members of his family – wife and two children – as well as part of his staff during the presser.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado has denied having any role in the brutal murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.

Addressing the press on Wednesday afternoon, Obado stated that the accusations pointed towards him had denied his family much sleep and even robbed them of their appetite for food.

“As a law abiding citizen, I want to state here very clearly that I have nothing… and absolutely nothing… to do with the cruel death of Sharon,” stated the embattled Governor.

He further expressed his condolences towards the family of the slain student, further urging investigative agencies to speed up their work to ensure the killers are brought to book.

“On my behalf, and on the behalf of my family, I want to send my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sharon,” he said.

“And I want to urge all our government agencies that are mandated with investigations to speed up their work so that the real killers can be brought to book as fast as possible.”

The Migori County boss, who wrote his statement at the Kisumu DCI offices on Tuesday, stated that he was ready and willing to cooperate with investigators whenever he is called upon to assist in the probe.

“I want to call upon politicians and the media to avoid medieval punishment and proclamations so that our agencies that are charged with investigations are given time to do their job,” said Obado.

Governor Obado was accompanied by members of his family – wife and two children – as well as part of his staff during the presser.

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