× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Kibaki Cabinets Arts & Culture Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Politicians, media 'killed' Sharon Otieno's aunt - family says

By Standard Reporter | February 10th 2019

The family spokesman of slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno claims excessive media coverage of the tragedy has killed Sharon's aunt.

Sharon's uncle, Joshua Okong’o, has told of how his sister Debora Ouma fainted and died at their Kokuro Village home in Awendo Sub County, Migori County.

Sharon was abducted alongside Nation Journalist Barack Oduor in Rongo town on Monday. Her body was found at Obisa Village in Homa Bay County on Monday night.

Okong’o said the sister was not sick before but fainted after learning of how the media was reporting and what politicians were saying about Sharon’s murder.

And as, Okong'o accuses the media and politicians of blowing the matter out of proportion the other side of Sharon is emerging.

Okong'o has confirmed that Sharon was married to secondary school teacher Benard Okutae with whom she had a boy and two girls. Okong'o is the elder brother of Sharon’s mother Melida Auma.

Teacher Okuta is said to be resident of Kamagambo in Rongo Sub County, Migori County.

“Let it be clear that Sharon was a married lady. It was out of the marriage that she got the three children,” said Okong’o.

The 26-year-old medical statistics diploma student died while expecting her fourth child.

Share this story
Drug lord Akasha’s date with fate set
Ibrahim, together with his brother Baktash pleaded guilty to an array of drug related offences in a US courtroom last year.
Restoring Nairobi’s iconic libraries
Book Bunk is turning public libraries into what they call ‘Palaces for The People' while introducing technology in every aspect.