The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has said that they are all set and ready to go into the prosecution of Migori Governor Okoth Obado.
Through an official communication on their twitter handle, the ODPP informed the public that the prosecution is ready for the trial of the Governor and two other suspects.
"We are ready for the trial of Governor Okoth Obado, former personal assistant Michael Oyamo & former County Clerk Caspal Obiero for the murder of Sharon Otieno & her unborn baby," prosecution tells court. #GovernorObado_Prosecution #Murder_ODPP pic.twitter.com/4Izj65iocK
— Office of The Director Of Public Prosecutions (@ODPP_KE) October 30, 2019
The prosecution, led by Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions(SADPP) has lined up 42 witnesses who will testify against the suspects with two of them being protected by the state.
In addition to the 42 witnesses, the Catherine Mwaniki led team has also compiled oral evidence and electronic evidence in the form of a documentary.
Prosecution led by SADPP, Catherine Mwaniki, has lined up 42 witnesses & will be inducing oral, documentary & electronic evidence in the case. The trial starts on 11/11/2019 with special hearings on 2nd & 3rd Dec 2019 when protected witnesses will testify. pic.twitter.com/tElfbKewSt
— ODPP_KE (@ODPP_KE) October 30, 2019
The trial is set to start on November 11 with special hearings on 2nd and 3rd December where the two protected witnesses will testify.
Obado alongside his former personal assistant Michael Oyamo and former County Clerk Caspal Obiero is facing charges for the murder of Sharon Otieno & her unborn baby on September 3, 2018.
The deceased was a 26-year-old student at Rongo University who had a love affair with the slain governor and was expecting his child.
Her body was found at Kodera forest in Homabay County having suffered deep cuts, mutilated and raped before her demise.
Before Justice Jessie Lessit, the three co-accused had earlier on denied the charges of the two counts of murder.
Okoth Obado was the first one to be set free on a Ksh 5 Million cash bail after spending almost a month in police custody.
On February 28, 2019, his personal assistant and a county clerk were released on a cash bail of Ksh 1 Million each after spending 5 months in custody.