Ex-governor Obado’s case set for May 6

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 07:23 | By
Former Migori governor Okoth Obado. PHOTO/Print
Former Migori governor Okoth Obado. PHOTO/Print

The criminal case in which former Migori governor Okoth Obado and two others are accused of murdering a university student Sharon Otieno was yesterday pushed to May 6.

The case was scheduled to proceed for hearing the whole of this week before Justice Cecilia Githua but it could not proceed after the court was informed one of the accused persons was bereaved.

The court heard that Caspal Obiero lost his wife and child in a road accident in March.

“The accident happened in March and the reason as to why they are burying the two people in April is because of financial issues and also the Luo culture which has pre and post-rituals to be performed especially when you lose a wife,” the court heard.

Advocate Meso Ogada and Elisha Ongoya told the trial Judge that Obiero was unable to appear in court and participate in the proceedings as he was preparing for the funeral.

He requested the court and the prosecution to indulge him as he worked on giving his family a befitting send-off.

The prosecution was not opposed to the matter being adjourned.

Justice Githua subsequently directed the matter to resume for hearing on May 6 saying “having heard from Obiero’s advocate, and other counsel, I allow the application as prayer and vacate the hearing dates.”

In the case, Obado, his personal assistant Michael Oyamo and Obiero are on trial over the murder of Sharon and her unborn baby that took place on September 3, 2018 Homa Bay County.

Results of a DNA test conducted on the fetus showed that Obado was the father of Sharon’s unborn child.

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