The trial of Migori Governor Okoth Obado in connection to the murder of former Rongo University student Sharon Otieno failed to kick off as expected today after the County Chief filed an application seking to have Sharon Otieno’s family lawyers removed from the case.
Governor Obado has argued that the case should be handled and prosecuted by the state and not Sharon’s family lawyers.
Sharon Otieno’s family, through their lawyers had raised concerns over the decision by the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to drop a conspiracy to murder charge against Obado.
Their concern came on the eve of the resumption of the case today at the High Court. The family says the decision to drop the charge last October was suspect.
Obado, his personal assistant Michael Oyamo and County Clerk Caspal Obiero were in court today for double homicide with the Prosecution said to have lined up over 30 witnesses.
The Failure of the trail to Kick off today therefore means that Sharon Otieno’s family will have to wait a little bit longer to have a glimpse of Justice coming their way.