A case in which Migori Governor Okoth Obado is accused of the murder of university student Sharon Otieno is set to resume.
According to the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), the hearing of the murder case will now proceed from 5th July 2021 to 15th July 2021.
Making the announcement on Friday, April 16, DPP Yusuf Haji says that the case has lagged behind because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The case was scheduled for hearing on 16th and 17th March 2020 but was taken out following directions for scaling down of court activities by the Chief Justice following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says DPP Haji.
The ODPP has revealed that it has lined up thirty-seven (37) prosecution witnesses against the governor.
Sharon Otieno murder: Obado pleads not guilty
Sharon was abducted September 3, 2018 alongside local journalist Barack Oduor.
Oduor escaped and reported the incident to the police but two days later, Sharon who was seven months pregnant was found at Kodera Forest.
The 26-year-old second-year student at Rongo University in Migori had differed her studies for lack of fees and had planned to resume college the next year.
Obado has distanced himself from the murder of Sharon.
He is charged alongside his personal assistant Michael Oyamo and Migori County Clerk Casper Ojwang Obiero.