In pictures: Governor Obado introduces family in first address since Sharon Otieno’s murder

By Betty Njeru | Thursday, Sep 13th 2018 at 00:00
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Migori Governor Okoth Obado has found himself in the mouths of all and sundry over his connection to slain university student Sharon Otieno.

Migori County Governor Okoth Obado speaks out for the first time since the murder of university student Sharon Otieno at a Nairobi hotel on September 12, 2018. [Beverlyne Musili/Standard]

In a rare move, he introduced his family to the public in the glare of cameras, perhaps shielding his kin from speculation by members of the public.

He made his first public address on Wednesday at the Serena Hotel In Nairobi since the death of Sharon Otieno, a Rongo university student he was alleged to be in a relationship with.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s son Jerry Okoth. [Beverlyne Musili/Standard]

The governor was accompanied by his wife Hellen Okoth, his son Jerry Okoth and daughter Evalyne Okoth pictured below.

Migori Governor Obado’s wife Hellen Okoth. [Beverlyne Musili/Standard

Obado has since distanced himself from Sharon’s murder saying “I had nothing and absolutely nothing to do with the brutal murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.”

He also asked police and all agencies involved to speed up investigations and bring the culprits to book.

On Tuesday, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kisumu grilled him for over eight hours on the nature of his communication with Sharon.

However, Obado who was accompanied by his lawyers Cliff Ombeta and Roger Sagana, flatly denied knowledge of the murder and the preceding drama that reportedly begun with his personal assistant, Michael Oyamo.

The county boss was also accompanied by his legal advisers and chief of staff as he spoke to journalists to clear the air on his involvement in death of Sharon.

Governor Obado introduces his family to the public at Serena Hotel, Nairobi while addressing the press on the murder of Sharon Otieno. [Beverlyne Musili/Standard]

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