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Okoth Obado murder case adjourned after two lawyers snub court

Governor Okoth Obado. [Caleb Kingwara, Standard]

The murder trial of Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been pushed to next week after lawyers representing his co-accused failed to show up.

The court was informed that lawyers Elisha Ongoya and Jack Oronga, who represent former Migori County Clerk Caspal Obiero, were engaged in the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) annual conference and were not able to attend the court proceedings.

Lady Justice Cecilia Githua allowed the adjournment and directed that the hearing resumes on July 14 when two doctors are scheduled to testify.

Sharon Otieno and her seven-month unborn baby were killed on September 3, 2018.

Obado, his personal assistant Michael Oyamo and Obiero are facing trial over the murder of Sharon Otieno and her seven-month unborn baby on September 3, 2018, at Kowade in Rachuonyo sub-county within Homa Bay County.

Sharon was killed while she was still a student at Rongo University and dating the Migori Governor.

DNA results presented in court showed that Obado was the biological father of her murdered unborn child.

The prosecution, through senior state prosecutor Catherine Mawaniki, told the court that they were ready to proceed with the two witnesses who were present in court.