Obado should have faced double murder, NGO protests

September 24, 2018 (5 weeks ago) 5:47 pm
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The Governor is currently being held at Industrial Area remand centre until Tuesday, when his bail application will be decided, after denying the murder charge/CFM NEWS

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 24- A Non-Governmental Organisation has protested the decision to omit murdered university student Sharon Otieno’s baby from the charge sheet, in the case against Migori Governor Okoth Obado.

The lobby group, CitizenGo has written to Director of Public Prosecutions and DCI George Kinoti protesting for ignoring the killing of the 7 months unborn baby.

They argue that human life starts at conception and that the DCI should not disregard the fact that Sharon’s child was buried as a human being.

“We have followed with keen interest the court proceedings today against the suspected killers of the late Sharon Otieno. We were surprised that the charge sheet presented in the courts had errors and also omitted the fact that Sharon’s baby who was recently buried and named after her mother also was murdered,” reads a section of the letter.

According to the postmortem report by Government pathologist Johansen Odour, the baby died after a knife stab, a fact they insist should not be ignored.

The Governor is currently being held at Industrial Area remand centre until Tuesday, when his bail application will be decided, after denying the murder charge.

Obado was arraigned before Lady Justice Jessie Lessit of the Criminal Division following his arrest on Friday.

The arrest came two days after the outcome of a DNA test that confirmed Obado as the father of the seven-month-old fetus.

He has since admitted to having had an affair with the Rongo University student.

Just like all other Kenyans, Obado in his first public appearance said he wanted to know the “real killers” of Sharon saying he had nothing to do with the heinous act.

Michael Oyamo, Obado’s Personal Assistant, was the first person of interest to be arrested over the murder after Nation newspaper journalist Barack Oduor who had been abducted alongside Sharon named him.

READ: Migori Governor Obado charged with murder of Sharon Otieno

Oduor had named Oyamo as the person who had invited him and the slain university student to a hotel from where the abduction plot is said to have been executed.

Both have been earmarked as key witnesses in the murder case.

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