In Summary
  • Ms Otieno's body was found in K'odera forest in Oyugis, Homa bay county, on Wednesday.

  • Mr Odinga asked the Director of Criminal Investigation to quickly unravel the murder and identify her killers.
  • Rongo MP Paul Abuor also said the probe should be fast-tracked "and those behind the act prosecuted regardless of who they are and the positions they hold".

Opposition leader Raila Odinga wants the criminal investigations agency to speedily investigate the brutal murder of pregnant university student Sharon Otieno.

Ms Otieno's body was found in K'odera forest in Oyugis, Homa Bay County, on Wednesday.

'HEINOUS ACT'

The second year student of Rongo University had been kidnapped alongside the Nation's reporter Barrack Oduor on Monday.

Mr Oduor narrowly escaped death by jumping out of a speeding vehicle in which the two of them were.

Speaking during a funds drive for Migori senator aspirant Ochillo Ayacko's campaigns on Wednesday evening, Mr Odinga asked the Director of Criminal Investigations to quickly unravel the murder and identify Ms Otieno's killers.

"I condemn in the strongest terms the brutal murder [Ms Otieno]. I call upon the DCI to investigate the matter with speed and bring to book the perpetrators of this heinous act," he said.

"It is very unfortunate that a young girl, who was pregnant, was murdered. My condolences to her family."

At the same event, Rongo MP Paul Abuor also said the probe should be fast-tracked "and those behind the act prosecuted regardless of who they are and the positions they hold in the society".

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