The office of the director of Public Prosecution has dropped the charge against Migori Governor Okoth Obado who was accused of the Murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno. The two allegedly had an affair and Sharon was expecting his child at the time she was murdered.
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jacob Ondari told the People Daily that the Millimani court where the case will resume on Tuesday, cannot hear Obado’s conspiracy charge at the same time as the actual murder charge also mounted against his personal assistant Michael Oyamo and county clerk Caspal Obiero.
The charge was dropped since it could be tried in a lower court, later.
Sharon’s family has protested the decision through a letter to the Directorate dated April 29, 2019.
They objected the failure by the DPP to include the charge on conspiracy to commit murder, terminate it as a deliberate move to weaken the case by creating a loophole for the suspects to navigate their way around.
The Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions however assured that the case was watertight adding that he had lined up 30 witnesses and the recent move didn’t hamper the proceedings.
He explained that the case was complete and did not matter whether the suspects actually killed or someone else did it on their behalf.