Migori Governor Okoth Obado was on Friday arrested by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives at the department’s Nairobi/Kiambu headquarters.
According to local reporters, the governor was taken in for questioning where he spent the better part of the morning being grilled especially his close family and there conduct after discovering his relationship with Sharon
Reports further indicated that the governor was being held responsible for the brutal murder of Sharon Otieno, a second-year university student who was pregnant with his son.
Sources who spoke to the press further revealed that the governor was scheduled to record a statement with the police regarding the matter.
Obado was accompanied by his lawyer Cliff Ombeta who maintained that his client was not the man behind the murder.
The detectives had on Thursday hinted that an arrest would be made in connection with the murder case.
The arrest came days after tests matched Governor Obado’s DNA with that of the seven-month-old foetus Sharon was carrying at the time of her death.
“There are 99.9+% more chances that Zachariah Obado is the biological father of the donor of the DNA generated from the foetus that is Sharon’s child.
“Michael Juma Oyamo (the governor’s PA) is excluded as the biological father of the foetus,” the chemist’s report read in part.
Obado second-time interrogation also comes just days after a Kisii judge ordered for the detention of his aide and bodyguard. Calvins Omondi was arrested when he escorted Caspar Obiero, a personal assistant to the governor, to the Oyugis police station last week on Tuesday afternoon. The two were arraigned before a Kisii court on Wednesday but were not allowed to plead to any charge after police successfully applied to hold them for 10 more days. Mr Omondi is the fifth and latest suspect held over the murder of university student Sharon Otieno.
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