In Summary
  • Ms Otieno’s family will inter the remains of the seven-month old baby a day later as the Homa Bay County Government has promised to chip in.

  • When the Nation visited on Thursday, there was not much activity at the home. A few women prepared food while a group of men connected electricity from the main house to a structure that was constructed yesterday.

  • Ms Auma said the infant’s body will be transported from Kirindo Hospital Mortuary in Mbita on Friday morning for burial later in the day.

  • The family has asked the public to accord their daughter respect.

The burial of slain Sharon Otieno’s unborn baby, which was to take place on Thursday, has been postponed due to financial constraints.

Ms Otieno’s family will inter the remains of the seven-month old baby a day later as the Homa Bay County Government has promised to chip in.

BORN AND RAISED

Ms Melida Auma, Ms Otieno’s, mother told the Daily Nation that the county requested the family to hold on as they make arrangements to help.

Ms Auma said the baby's burial will be expensive so they need assistance from Homa Bay where her daughter was born and raised.

“The county executive for water, Dickson Nyawinda, visited us yesterday and after consultations, we agreed to wait till tomorrow (Friday),” Ms Auma said at her home in Magare village, Homa Bay.

Her husband, Mr Douglas Otieno, had on Wednesday pointed to financial constraints, saying: “Look at me. I cannot even attend court proceedings in Nairobi because I have no fare. It brings me more grief that I cannot be there to see the case unfold."

When the Nation visited on Thursday, there was not much activity at the home. A few women prepared food while a group of men connected electricity from the main house to a structure that was constructed yesterday.

BURIAL BY NOON

Ms Auma said the infant’s body will be transported from Kirindo Hospital Mortuary in Mbita on Friday morning for burial later in the day.

“We will have buried my grandchild by noon,” she said.

The baby died after being stabbed by its mother’s killers. Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor, who conducted the autopsy on the Rongo University student's body, said she was stabbed in the left side of her stomach.

“She had a stab wound in the abdomen from the back to the front. This killed the foetus,” said Dr Oduor.

Prior to her death, Ms Otieno had told her mother and other family members that Migori Governor Okoth Obado was responsible for the pregnancy.

At a press conference in Nairobi on Wednesday evening, Mr Obado distanced himself from the brutal killing of the 26-year-old. His address came a day after he was grilled for eight hours by detectives of the Nyanza headquarters of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

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