In Summary
  • DNA analysis would also be done to ascertain culprits and also the paternity of the child that that the deceased, who was seven months pregnant, was carrying.

  • Dr Odhiambo said journalists should be protected in the course of their duties.

  • Ms Wanga said all senior politicians from Migori who have been linked to the murder of the young woman should be questioned.

  • Dr Odhiambo said it is shameful that senior politicians in Migori have been mentioned in the death of the young woman.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has sent a team of 16 detectives from the Homicide Investigation Unit, the Special Crimes Prevention Unit and Serious Crime Units to investigate the abduction and subsequent killing of a university student.

Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti, said investigations into the murder of Sharon Otieno were at an advanced stage and that, within three days, the planners, executors and accomplices of the crime will be known and arrested.

“Those who committed this heinous act will face the law. No one will be spared,” Mr Kinoti said, although he did not reveal the individuals they were treating as suspects.

Ms Otieno and Nation Journalist, Barrack Oduor were kidnapped moments after being lured out of Graca Hotel in Rongo around 7.35pm by Governor Okoth Obado’s Personal Assistant Michael Oyamo. Mr Oyamo was arrested in Uriri on Tuesday and taken to Homa Bay for questioning over the incident that left Mr Oduor seriously injured.

TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

Detectives familiar with the investigations said investigations will delve into the movements of Mr Oyamo, Ms Otieno, Mr Oduor, the Governor and others moments before the abduction.

“We have also to look at the telephone conversations and texts exchanged between people of interest, because we understand all these people are well known one another and had been communicating for months and threats were exchanged,” the officer said.

He said the postmortem report would tell the circumstances under which Sharon died, but a DNA analysis would also be done to ascertain culprits and also the paternity of the child that that the deceased, who was seven months pregnant, was carrying.

Meanwhile, two women representatives and a nominated senator have called on Mr Kinoti to expedite investigations and immediately bring to book those who killed Ms Otieno. Dr Pamela Odhiambo (Migori) and Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay) and Rose Nyamunga condemned the murder, saying nobody should be spared in the investigations.

SMALL PEOPLE ARRESTED

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