Sharon Otieno's Family Turns Down Governor Obado's Condolences

  • The family of Sharon Otieno, the university student who was murdered in Homa Bay has reacted to  Governor Okoth Obado's recent press briefing.

    The father of the deceased Douglas Otieno asked the media to keep the governor's remarks to themselves maintaining that they are only demanding for justice.

    Otieno told the journalists that his family was less concerned about what Governor Obado stated in his address to the media, dismissing the county boss' sympathy messages.

    Sharon Otieno's mother speaks to the media in the company of family members

    “I don’t know about his condolence messages and I don’t even wish to know,

    “If they were meant for you (journalists), just keep them to yourselves. I have nothing to do with them. He (Obado) has never been my friend and has not been close to me so I don’t want to know about them (condolences)," reacted Otieno.

    The governor had on Wednesday paraded his family flanked by his lawyers as he made his maiden address to the public over suspicion that he was behind the brutal murder of Sharon Otieno.

    Obado stated that he had nothing to do with the murder, pledging to help the investigating agencies in ensuring the real culprits are "brought to book,"

    He asked politicians and the public to stop speculation. He said he had cooperated with the investigating authorities and was ready and willing to do so again.

    This comes at a time the family is expected to bury the body of Sharon's unborn baby on Friday 14 September (today) with the support of the Homa Bay County government.

    The burial had been scheduled for Thursday (yesterday) but the County government asked the family to reschedule the ceremony so as to incorporate them in the funeral arrangements.

     

    Governor Okoth Obado with the wife Hellen Obado