Nation Journalist Warned Me of Sharon Days Before Murder - Gov Obado

  • Migori Governor Okoth Obado has revealed that Nation journalist Barrack Oduor had warned him about the slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.

    According to The Standard, the Governor allegedly told detectives that just a few days before the abduction and eventual murder of Sharon, he had received a text from Oduor.

    In the message, Oduor is said to have warned Obado not to blame him for anything that happens on Sharon's case.

    Slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno

    The two reportedly had been in touch after ODM National Chairman John Mbadi called Obado telling him that there was a journalist by the named Oduor who had a story about him. 

    Mbadi sent him Oduor's number and the two met in Migori three days later in the company of a former MCA Lawrence Mula.

    On explaining their mission, Obado allegedly seemed unmoved and told the two to proceed and publish the story since the 'pregnancy was no longer a secret in the family and Migori'.

    However, the journalist and the former MCA explained that their mission was not to malign his name.

    Their interest was to have him to amicably sort out the issue surrounding his soar relationship with Sharon.

    The Governor then tasked the two with mediating on Sharon's demands including the purchase of a plot and the construction of a three bedroomed house in Homa Bay.

    Just a few days before Sharon's murder, the journalist allegedly cautioned him that the matter was getting out of hand and he needed to act immediately.

    Nation journalist Barrack Oduor

    Obado allegedly claims that the next thing he heard from his Communication Director Nicholas Anyuor was that Oduor and Sharon had been abducted and Michael Oyamo (PA) had been implicated.

    Nyanza regional police chief later called him on the murder which the Governor and his family have sought to distance him from including by providing police with Obado's DNA samples.