Sharon Otieno’s ghosts take Obado back to dock

Migori County Governor Okoth Obado alongside his two aides Michael Oyamo and Caspal Obiero are expected back in the dock today (Tuesday) over the murder of his girlfriend Sharon Otieno, a Rongo university student.

The Governor was released on a Ksh.5 million cash bail in October last year and bail terms restricting his movement reviewed.

However, Justice Jessie Lessit declined to grant a similar request to the other two accused persons.

Oyamo and Obiero have since filed an application seeking to have the presiding judge recuse herself.

They claim that they will not be accorded a fair trial if Justice Lessit oversees the case as she declined their request for bail/bond.

The two were in remand prison until December 2018 when they filed an appeal at the Appellate Court and were released on bond.

Oyamo and Obiero have further accused the judge of making prejudicial remarks, a move they claim negated the presumption of innocence accorded to them in the constitution.

26-year-old Sharon Otieno went missing on September 3 last year after a meeting with a Nation journalist in Migori.

She was found dead two days later near Kodera Forest in Homa Bay County. She was 7 months pregnant when she met her brutal death.

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