In Summary
  • Obado, his personal assistant Michael Oyamo and Nation journalist Barrack Oduor were questioned at the Nyanza Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Tuesday.
  • Obado He asked politicians and the public to stop speculation. He said he had cooperated with the investigating authorities and was ready and willing to do so again.

The family of slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno on Thursday rejected condolence messages from Migori Governor Okoth Obado following her gruesome murder.

Ms Otieno’s father Douglas Otieno told the Nation that the family was less concerned about Mr Obado’s sympathy messages as they seek for justice for their daughter.

“I don’t know about his condolence messages and I don’t even wish to know,” Mr Otieno said.

“If they were meant for you (media), just keep them to yourselves. I have nothing to do with them. He (Governor Obado) has never been my friend and has not been close to me so I don’t want to know about them (condolences).”


Mr Obado on Wednesday publicly distanced himself from Sharon’s murder and condoled with the family. He said he had "nothing and absolutely nothing" to do with the brutal murder of the student.

He addressed a press conference amid speculation, as he has been adversely mentioned in the matter.

The governor spoke at Serena Hotel in Nairobi flanked by his wife Hellen Okoth, daughter Eveline Okoth and son Jerry Okoth.

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