The Judge, Lady Lessit has ruled that the bail hearing of Obado and the co-accused will be heard on 24th of this month where she will deliver a ruling regarding the matter. This means the three have to wait further before they know their fate.
Migori Governor Okoth Obado was today presented at the Milimani High Court for his bail hearing.This was Obado’s second attempt at securing bail in the Sharon Otieno murder case.
His co-accused Michael Oyamo and Caspal Obiero were also presented in the dock.On October 8, the trio pleaded not guilty to the murder of the 26-year-old university student.
Obado was arrested on September 21 and is facing charges of aiding and abetting murder.
According to defense lawyer representing Governor Okoth Obado claims in his statement in requesting for bail that his client is not mentioned anywhere. He also says that his client has the right to bail and that their are no compelling reasons showing that Governor Obado is held further.
The side of prosecution argues that the weight in which the case is being presented may even warrant a life sentence which currently is not provided by the constitution.
The prosecution side has claims the trio now face two counts of murder both for the murder of Sharon and her unborn baby.
The trio are also facing a fresh count of murder after the court allowed the prosecution to amend the charge sheet to include that of Sharon Otieno’s baby.
Obado was moved to the Kenyatta National Hospital on October 4 after he complained of pain from from cervical spondylosis.
The condition affects the joints and discs in cervical spine located at the neck.
On October 8, Judge Lessit directed that Obado and his co-accused be detained at Industrial Area Remand Prison.
Sharon, 26, was found dead two days after she was abducted alongside Nation journalist Barrack Oduor who reportedly jumped out of a moving vehicle to save his life.
Sharon’s burial is set for October 19 in Homa Bay Town.
This decision comes after the family become convinced that the court will serve them with justice for their brutally murdered daughter. The family earlier own refuted the claims that they had requested for help from the county of Migori. The family turned the claims as mere rumors which are not justified.