Mother of slain Rongo University Student, Sharon Otieno, now says she does not regret being in the same political party with Migori Governor, Okoth Obado, who was implicated in her daughter's murder.
Speaking to Nation Africa on Friday, November 19, Melida Auma stated that she had not planned to join politics before her daughter's murder trial was completed but was forced by circumstances.
She mentioned that her people pressured her to vie for the Ward Representative position, but at no time had she envisioned being in the same political faction with Obado.
“My joining of politics was not my personal decision. The people from West Ward are the ones who decided, and they had been pressuring me for a long time to go for the MCA position.Governor Okoth Obado Main Suspect in Murder of Sharon OtienoFile
“I told them that I am not ready because I still have a case in court, but they insisted that they were going to elect me either way and the case will still progress," she stated.
She went on to explain that when the residents challenged her to contest, she informed them that she would not contest on a Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket, arguing that a number of officials from the party had disappointed and frustrated her.
Auma says that when she finally decided to seek a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket, she did not expect Governor Obado to support the same party that is affiliated with Deputy President William Ruto.
“I told them that ODM people had done wrong things to me, so I could not be part of that team. I then asked them to give me time to look for another party.
“I didn’t know that this is the same party Obado was supporting. But I do not regret it because I have a huge following,” the aspiring MCA stated.
Auma, however, made it clear that being in the same political faction with Governor Obado will not in any way influence the murder case against him.
“Anyone who feels that this can bar my daughter from getting justice, I don’t think that can happen."
She stated that so far, her daughter’s case is proceeding well and that the court was on course in administering justice.
“The court is doing a lot on this, and I am very confident in whatever they are doing. I have never seen any fault in the courts ever since the case kicked off,” Auma noted.Migori Governor Okoth Obado at Kenya School of Government (KSG), Lower Kabete in Kiambu During a Consultative Devolution meetingSimon KiraguKenyans.co.kemurder
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