The Court to rule on protection of witnesses’ testimony on Sharon Otieno’s demise.


The High Court will today in an application seek to have protected witnesses in the murder of Sharon Otieno and her unborn baby testify behind closed doors.

The defense is however opposed to the application.

They seek to have the witnesses testify in an open court in the presence of the accused persons.

The Prosecution presented three witnesses among them a protected witness in the ongoing murder case.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado and his co-accused, his former Personal Assistant Michael Oyamo and former County Clerk Caspal Obiero are standing trial in the murder of Sharon that occurred in September 2018. 

They have however pleaded not guilty to murder charge.

Obado is facing charges with his counterparts who investigators said helped him eliminate Sharon to silence her when she attempted to make claims over the pregnancy. Sharon was his girlfriend and an autopsy on the foetus showed 99.99 per cent chances of him being the father of the unborn baby.

The seventh prosecution witness Moses Onditi Oguta, a resident of Oyugis, Homa Bay County testified before the court on how he found Sharon’s body.

Oguta in his witness account at the Milimani Law Courts said that he was herding his cows near river Owade when he found the body of the Sharon lying in a pool of blood.

He immediately reported the incident at Oyugis Police Station and took the police officers to the scene.

On his part the eighth prosecution witness Vincent Oronga Abonyo, a resident in Migori County told the court in April 2018 his ID got lost while making a transaction at KCB.

Abonyo testified that he was not aware that someone used it to register a mobile phone SIM card that is pertinent to the murder case.

Investigations by police showed that Sharon was raped before she was killed and her body dumped in Koder forest

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