Tuesday May 7, 2019-The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has shocked Kenyans after it dropped the charge against Migori Governor Okoth Obado, who was accused of murdering his lover Sharon Otieno and her unborn baby.
According to Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jacob Ondari, the Millimani High Court where he the case will resume on Tuesday, cannot hear Obado's conspiracy charge at the same time as the actual murder charge against his personal assistant Michael Oyamo and County Clerk Caspal Obiero.
He added that Obado's case could be revisited by a lower court at a later date.
“The charge was dropped since it could be tried in a lower court, later,’’ the Deputy DPP disclosed.
However, Sharon's family has protested the decision through a letter to the Directorate dated April 29, 2019.
They objected the failure by the DPP to include the charge on conspiracy to commit murder, terming it as “a deliberate move to weaken the case by creating a loophole for the suspects to navigate their way around."
The Kenyan DAILY POST