37 to testify against Obado in Sharon murder trial

Hearing to be held from July 5 to July 15.

In Summary
  • Sharon was alleged to have had an intimate relationship with Obado.
  • She was murdered alongside her unborn child on the night of September 3, 2018.
Migori Governor Okoth Obado.
Migori Governor Okoth Obado.
Image: FILE

The prosecution has lined up 37 witnesses to testify against Migori Governor Okoth Obado and his two co-accused in the murder of former university student Sharon Otieno.

According to an update by the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on various murder cases, the Sharon murder trial will be held for ten days consecutively from July 5 to 15.

Obado, alongside Juma Oyamo and Casper Obiero, is accused of brutally murdering Sharon, 26.

The three are out on bond after pleading not guilty to the murder charge.

The trial was supposed to begin on March 16 and 14, 2020 but was adjourned due to the scaling down of court operations because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The murder of the former Rongo University student on September 3, 2018 gripped the nation after her body was discovered in a thicket near Oyugis town.

Sharon also lost her unborn baby in the gruesome murder.

National Media Group journalist Barrack Oduor who escaped murder told police that he was abducted alongside Sharon but he managed to jump out of a speeding car to save his life.

Oduor left behind Sharon alone with the abductors who later allegedly murdered her in cold blood.

Sharon had reportedly contacted Oduor over an intimate relationship she allegedly had with the governor and which led to the pregnancy that the governor was unhappy about.

A post-mortem revealed Sharon was possibly raped and stabbed eight times in the neck, abdomen and back.

Edited by Henry Makori

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