Shortly after Hellen Obado accompanied her husband to a press conference which was held a few days ago, she took to social media to say that her husband was innocent in the murder of Sharon Otieno.
In her words, he says ‘I want to urge the people of Migori County to stay calm and maintain peace because I know my husband is innocent.’
The message according to some people could raise suspicion. Hellen Obado is set to appear before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters for questioning
Yesterday, two suspects were arraigned at the Kisii Magistrate’s Court in connection to the murder of Rongo university student Sharon Otieno. Caspal Ajwang Obiero and Elvis Okoth Omondi however did not take a plea as the Prosecution requested the suspects be detained at Keroka Police Station for 10 days. The prosecutor explained the reasons behind detaining the suspects for 10 days which is, to allow investigators enough time to conduct a comprehensive and in-depth probe”
Obiero is said to be the owner of the vehicle suspected to have been used in the abduction while Omondi was the driver.
Through an affidavit sworn by Nicholas Ole Sina attached to the homicide and CID department in Nairobi, the prosecution said the matter is sensitive as it touches on murder of Sharon Otieno.
The prosecution, led by George Muindi said the two suspects were mentioned by witnesses and investigations linked them to the murder of Sharon further indicated that there were fears that if released, they may interfere with investigations, since one of the suspects was attached to the governor’s office.
As to why the matter was not filed at the Migori court, which has jurisdiction over such a matter, the prosecution cited security reasons, tension, passion and anxiety, among residents.
The arrest of the two brings to four the number of suspects in police custody in connection to the murder.