Murder case against Governor Obado kicks off

Migori County Governor Okoth Obado (right) and his co-accused persons before court at a past date

The murder case against Migori County Governor Zachary Obado has kicked off after failed objection by the defense.

Senior assistant director of public prosecution Catherine Mwaniki told the court that the prosecution intends to call 35 witnesses in the case to testify against Obado and his co-accused persons.

The Governor, Casper Obiero and Michael Oyamo are charged with the murder of the then seven months pregnant and a medical student at Rongo University Sharon Otieno which occurred in November 2018.

Mwaniki told Justice Cecilia Githua that they will demonstrate that indeed Obado and his co-accused played a major role in the murder of Otieno.

During his testimony, Dr Oduor told the court that the body of the late mother of two hed several stab wounds on her neck, back and abdomen.

He added that the deceased had a 28 weeks old baby boy whom murderers removed from her uterus adding that the main cause of death was strangulation.

The deceased who was alleged to be having an affair with the Governor was kidnapped alongside a Nation newspaper journalist on 3rd November 2018 as they were allegedly heading for an interview with Obado.

The journalist managed to escape by jumping out of a moving vehicle but the deceased was unlucky as she was found dead and naked in a forest in Oyugis two days later.