When the Nation visited their Magare village home in Homa Bay County, there was little going on. At the far end near the entrance were a group of men constructing a semi-permanent structure.

“We have had many visitors here since Sharon’s death. Your death has brought them. But we are tired of this issue and leave it to God and the State. We can only plead for justice for you, my beloved child,” says Ms Otieno’s mother, as if directly addressing her.

Her father, Mr Douglas Otieno, says little, overcome by emotions. All he wants is justice for his daughter and her unborn baby.

“Why did they have to kill an innocent child? Why?” he asks, walking away. “Look at me," he says, when he returns after a while, "I cannot even attend the court proceedings in Nairobi because I cannot afford the fare. Being unable to see how the case unfolds just adds to my grief."


“Even animals are treated with … dignity in death,” says Ms Otieno’s grandmother, Ms Rosemary Nyargiambandi

She says they are ready to do what it takes in their quest for justice for their daughter.

“We will even push these mountains. What is wrong with you people? Why even kill an innocent child? Justimagine if Sharon were your daughter, would you have done the same thing?” she asks her granddaughter’s unknown killers.

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