Mystery Surrounds Governor Okoth Obado's Questioning

  • Migori Governor Okoth Obado was accompanied by DCI detectives at Kisumu airport, after six hours of grilling.

    Obado was set to be flown to Nairobi with detectives stating that they could not disclose what they found out after their investigations.

    Cliff Ombeta who had accompanied governor Obado stated that his client cooperated with investigators and that he will defend himself against any allegations over the death of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.

    “My client is not under arrest, he was called to record a statement and I am here with him,” Ombeta told journalists.

    Reports revealed that it was unlikely for Governor Obado to spend the night in custody.

    Capital FM News reported that a senior DCI detective in the investigation confirmed that Obado was to be released on a free bond.

    Detectives have already taken DNA samples from Obado who was implicated by Nation journalist Barrack Oduor who had contacted him over an alleged love affair he had with Sharon before they were abducted.

    Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti stated that the DNA test was part of the probe to determine if Obado was, in any way, involved directly or indirectly, to the murder that occurred last week.

    Obado’s aide Michael Oyamo and a former local County Assembly Member Lawrence Mula were transferred to Nairobi late Tuesday to face charges due to the volatile situation in Homa Bay where the PA was arraigned on Monday.

    Police stated that they were still looking for four men accused to have killed Sharon and dumped her body in the forest.

    There has been mounting pressure on police to arrest and charge the Migori Governor over the murder, but the DCI boss says “we cannot just arrest and charge anyone in court because of pressure from the public. Investigations are a complex affair which takes time. Please wait for the outcome.”

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