Migori Governor Okoth Obado was set free on bond on Wednesday October 24.
Obado was released on a Sh5 million bond and a surety of similar amount pending trial for the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.
His co-accused Personal Assistant Michael Oyamo and County Clerk Caspal Obiero, were, however, denied bail and will remain at the Industrial Area Remand Prison.
Freeing him, Justice Lesiit, however, laid out six conditions to Obado and stated that the court was at liberty to cancel the bail should he violate the terms.
The conditions are…
1. Do not go anywhere within 20km of Homa Bay – Migori border
2. Refrain from discussing the deceased (Sharon Otieno) in any political gathering or meeting.
3. Deposit all his travel documents in court.
4. Do not intimidate parents, siblings and any relations of the deceased.
5. Report to the deputy registrar once in a month.
6. Do not cause an adjournment during the trial.
The pre-trial hearing has been set for February 14, 2019.
Sharon Otieno was laid to rest last week, Friday, the 19th of October. Her body had been at the morgue for over a month and was buried at her grandfather’s homestead, next to the grave of her fetus, Baby Sharon.
The fetus was buried about a month ago.