Ex-governor Okoth Obado’s murder trial to be heard on June 20

The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has closed its case in the 2018 murder trial of a Rongo University student, late Sharon Otieno where former Migori Governor Okoth Obado was charged alongside his PA and a driver over the alleged murder.

This is after the prosecution presented 42 witnesses in the case where the former Migori County boss is charged together with his two former assistants Michael Oyamo and Caspal Obiero.

It further told the trial Judge Cecilia Githua that it will not call more witnesses after the investigating officer gave his evidence.

Obado, Oyamo and Obiero were charged with the murder of former Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.

She was found murdered and her body dumped in a forest in Uriri.

The defense Counsels led by Senior Counsel Kioko Kilukumi told the court that they need more time to file their written submissions to enable a decision to be made on whether the accused have a case to answer and subsequently put on their own defense.

The Judge directed the matter be mentioned virtually on June 20 for directions.