• Obado was charged alongside former aide Michael Oyamo and former Migori county clerk Caspal Obiero.
• He is out on Sh5 million bail and his co-accused on Sh1 million bail each.
The murder trial of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno and her unborn baby will begin on December 2.
High Court Judge Jessie Lessit set December 2 and 3 when two protected witnesses, including NTV Journalist Barrack Oduor, are expected to testify.
Migori Governor Okoth Obado was the first person to be charged in connection with the killings. He was charged alongside his former aide Michael Oyamo and former Migori county clerk Caspal Obiero.
The trial was to start on May 16 but has been delayed. It is alleged that between September 3 and 4 in Owade area of Rachuonyo, Homa Bay, Obado, Obiero and Oyamo murdered Sharon and her unborn baby. The prosecution has established that Oyamo plotted the killing. Sharon was Obado's lover and was expecting his child.
In a sworn affidavit by Inspector Clement Mwangi, Oyamo, after plotting, drove to a police station, pretending he had been kidnapped by the very gang hired to kill Sharon.
The affidavit indicates that Oyamo was a calculating planner who used his charm and familiarity with Sharon to lure her and hand her over to ruthless murderers who stabbed her eight times. The criminals also stabbed her unborn baby, Obado’s son, through her back.
Obado is out on Sh5 million bail and his co-accused on Sh1 million bail each.