DPP Noordin Haji has quashed reports that his office has dropped charges against Migori governor Okoth Obado over the heinous murder of Sharon Otieno.
News started spreading on Tuesday morning that the prosecution had dropped the charges against Obado over lack of evidence.
But a statement from the DPP’s office has said that he has not dropped charges and does not intend to do so.
“DPP has not & does not intend to drop murder charges against Migori Governor Okoth Obado as claimed on social media Obado & his 2 co-accused are charged with 2 counts of murder of former Rongo University Student Sharon Otieno & her unborn baby.” Reads a statement posted on Twitter.
The news that has been twisted by the media is the fact that the conspiracy to commit murder charges have been dropped against the governor.
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jacob Ondari clarified the decision saying that the High Court could not handle both charges at ones.
On Tuesday, the DPP also opposed an application by Michael Oyamo and Caspal Obiero who wanted Justice Jessie Lessit to recuse herself from the case.
The two have argued that the judge was biased in denying them bail in October last year. But the DPP says their arguments do not meet the basic test to disqualify a judge.
Sharon’s mutilated body was found in a thicket in Kodera forest on 4th September 2018. An autopsy report revealed that she had been gang-raped before being stabbed eight times.
Hearing will continue on 29th May.