Migori Governor Okoth Obado is set to spend another night in remand at the Industrial Area Prison pending the ruling of his bond application on Tuesday.

The governor, when he appeared before Justice Jessie Lessit on Monday, denied killing Rongo university student Sharon Otieno. The charge is that together with others not before court, he murdered Sharon at Owado area in Rachuonyo sub-county, between September 3 to September 4.

The governor was represented by lawyers Nicholas Ombija, Evans Ondieki, Rogers Sagana, and Cliff Ombeta.

He filed an application to be released on bail but Justice Lessit directed that the matter be heard on Tuesday afternoon.


Obado spent three ‘humbling’ nights at the Gigiri police cells following his arrest last Friday.

There was no VIP treatment for the embattled governor while in custody.

Sharon’s mother was among dozens of people who attended the court to follow the proceedings as the trial began at Milimani law court, Nairobi.

She teared as the case went on and had to be assisted on her feet by two women who accompanied her to the court.

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