The trio is charged with the murder of Sharon Belyn Otieno and her 28-weeks unborn baby.
In its opening statement, the prosecution through Catherine Mwaniki said they were “prepared and ready to prove beyond reasonable doubt through testimony of 35 witnesses that accused committed the offences they are charged with.”
The prosecution presented its first witness, Chief Government Pathologist Dr. Johansen Oduor. He confirmed that he conducted autopsy on the two bodies. The cause of Sharon’s death was “severe hemorrhage, trauma and manual strangulation.”
Oduor said Sharon’s body had seven stab wounds and two slash wounds.
The prosecution told the court that the accused “took advantage of the vulnerability of Sharon being a university student.”
Sharon, 26, was a student at Rongo University. She was murdered in September 2018 and her badly mutilated body was found in a thicket in Rachuonyo, Homa Bay County.