Sharon Otieno Murder Case Set to Resume Today
The Sharon Otieno murder case where Migori County Governor Okoth Obado is a key suspect is set for mention today July 7th after an almost 3-year delay.
The latest request by Governor Obado to postpone the case has sparked reactions with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji saying the prosecution will strongly oppose any delay means.
It is 3-years since the murder of Sharon Otieno, a 26-year-old Rongo University student, which shocked everyone across the country in September 2018; her body was found in Rachuonyo in Homa Bay County.
However, on June 28th, Governor Obado, a key suspect in the case, in a letter through his lawyer, sought postponement of the trial.
The DPP said his office will strongly resist any further adjournment: “In relation to Obado’s plea we are going to strongly oppose it is evident that the individuals have been involved in many activities that do not support their assertions of COVID-19.”
DPP Haji further asserting that the murder trial is a pivotal stage and has to proceed in the interest of justice, hence dismissing Obado’s application made through his lawyer Kioko Kilukumi.
The prosecution is determined to see the trial of Governor Obado and his co-accused Casper Obiero and Michael Juma Oyamo proceed.
Sharon disappeared on September 3, 2018, and was found brutally murdered 2 days later, her body dumped near Kodera forest.