Postpone the Sharon Otieno Murder Case Okoth Obado States
The Sharon Otieno Murder Case where the Migori Governor is highlighted as the major suspect has once again picked up the pace. This is after a three-year delay.
The latest comment from the governor to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji is that the case should be postponed.
The DPP has strongly opposed this calming that these are basically delaying tactics. It is now three years from the death of Sharon Otieno a University Student from Rongo University. Which sparked reactions across the country in September 2018.
Her body was mutilated and found in Rachuonyo in Homa Bay County.
Governor Okoth Obado being the key suspect, sent out his lawyer who wrote a letter to the DPP to postpone the trial.
the letter read:
“My client is unable to travel outside the COVID-19 hotspot zone. Accordingly, we request the case be mentioned virtually on Monday, the 5th July 2021 for the purpose of fixing fresh hearing dates, hopefully at a time when the threat of COVID–19 has substantially subsided.”
It is clear that governor Okoth Obado has been busy carving out his activities and it is only fair that the DPP fails to heed his wishes through his lawyer Kioko Kilukumi.
Haji made the following claims in regards to the matter:
“This issue of Obado seeking the adjournment has been one of the tactics by most of the defense counsels who see the value in delaying justice and hearings, as ODPP we are going to stamp our authority and argue very passionately against it,”
The hearing was to happen in March but due to the pandemic, it was postponed.
The trial involves Governor obado, Casper Obiero and Michael Juma Oyamo.
The case also involves 37 witnesses who will testify against Sharon Otieno.
Sharon disappeared on September 3, 2018, where she was found dead and dumped in Kodera forest.
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