Okoth Obado to be charged over Sharon Otieno murder


Migori Governor Okoth Obado. Photo/FILE
Migori Governor Okoth Obado. Photo/FILE

In Summary

  • Earlier on Friday, the Migori Governor was grilled at the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road for several hours.
  • The move comes days after Obado admitted to being the father of the baby that Sharon was carrying at the time of her death.
  • He had however indicated that he had nothing to do with her killing.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been arrested over the murder of Sharon Otieno and will be charged on Monday next week.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Obado will spend Friday night at Gigiri Police Station.

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“Migori Governor Hon. Okoth Obado has just been arrested after recording his statement at DCI Headquarters & is currently in lawful custody at Gigiri Police Station. He will be arraigned in court on Monday to face charges of murder of university student Sharon Otieno,” DCI said on Twitter.

His lawyer Cliff Ombeta had previously denied reports of the arrest.

Earlier on Friday, the Migori Governor was grilled at the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road for several hours.

The move comes days after Obado admitted to being the father of the baby that Sharon was carrying at the time of her death.

He had however indicated that he had nothing to do with her killing.

Used condoms were found at the scene of the murder where her body was discovered with eight stab wounds.

A pathologist report later confirmed that the unborn baby had been stabbed as well.

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The family has maintained that they will not bury Sharon until her killers are brought to book.

They however buried the foetus one week ago at her grandfather’s homestead as per Luo traditions.

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