A seven months pregnant college student, Sharon Otieno, who was kidnapped along with Every day Nation journalist, Barrack Oduor, final Monday was discovered lifeless on Tuesday in Kenya.
The 26-year-old second 12 months Medical Data and Info student at Rongo College, was recognized for a flashy way of life and highly effective connections.
A postmortem examination on late Sharon’s physique carried out on Friday revealed that she was strangled, stabbed eight occasions and raped by her assailants. She was stabbed 4 occasions on the again, thrice on the neck and as soon as on the left aspect of her stomach. Her unborn child was additionally stabbed.
Authorities Chief Pathologist Johansen Oduor established that there have been components of rape surrounding her loss of life. Used condoms have been additionally discovered round the place her physique was found.
One Geoffrey took to Fb to rejoice her loss of life, saying that sponsors (sugar daddies) ought to continue to kill ladies who sleep with married males.
“R. I. P will not be sufficient. Sponsors will continue killing this ineffective ladies who need to sleep with married males forgetting that males of their age additionally deserve a probability to open their legs and begin hustle collectively. That is a, lesson. In the meantime sponsors will kill you all.
Obado’s spouse is rejoicing every time she is for the satan who has been giving her sleepless nights is not any extra.” he wrote.
The mutilated physique of Sharon Otieno was discovered hours after she was kidnapped. She was discovered with stab wounds in Kodero Forest, Homa Bay County. Police spokesperson, Michael Baraza stated the physique was preserved on the Oyugis 4 Hospital in Oyugis City.
Sharon and Oduor have been kidnapped moments after being lured out of Graca Lodge by Governor Okoth Obado’s Private Assistant Michael Oyamo.
Mr Oduor and Sharon have been led to a nightfall assembly in Graca Lodge in Rongo by Mr Oyamo. Later they boarded a automobile with Oyamo, with the reporter considering he was being led to a information supply in Rodi Kopany, which is a appreciable distance from Rongo.
Once they have been joined on the way in which by unusual males, who entered the automotive and sandwiched Oduor and Sharon on the again, the newsman grew to become suspicious. He broke away and jumped out of the shifting automobile as the boys tried to strangle him and Sharon, whereas the automobile headed in direction of Kisumu.
Oyamo was arrested on Tuesday and brought to Homa Bay for questioning over the incident that left Oduor critically injured. He was whisked away from Kisumu Airport, the place he and the governor have been ready for a flight to Nairobi for onward journey to Rwanda
The journalist stated he escaped loss of life by a whisker after he jumped out of the abductors’ rushing automotive at Nyangweso market on Homa Bay-Kisumu street.
He was assembly Oyamo to talk about a case during which Sharon had stated a politician impregnated her and refused to take accountability.
Sharon’s grief-stricken father Douglas Zachary Otieno, who noticed the physique at Rachuonyo sub-county hospital mortuary, stated Sharon appeared to have been tortured earlier than being killed.
“They slashed her throughout and stabbed her womb, clearly to kill the unborn child she had been carrying for seven months. She had extreme burns from the waist to her legs. Her neck had been damaged and she or he had a number of stab wounds on her again. My daughter and her child died a painful loss of life,” stated Mr Otieno, preventing again tears.
He stated Sharon’s legs appeared to have been burnt with acid.
Mr Otieno learnt of his daughter’s loss of life by way of a cellphone name from a man who recognized himself as a policeman. He was advised to rush to the thicket, about 60kms from his house in Kanyada, Homa Bay, to establish a physique.
Yesterday, the Head of the Directorate of Legal Investigations George Kinoti dispatched murder detectives to the 2 counties, whereas the Authorities promised to observe down Sharon’s killers. It has emerged that Sharon had been promised a Sh20 million home in a leafy Nairobi suburb and profitable tenders by the person with whom she fell out over the being pregnant.
In WhatsApp chat messages exchanged together with her college classmates, Sharon had talked of having been promised a home at Lavington final April, Commonplace Media studies.
She was additionally to get profitable tenders with a county authorities, in accordance to the messages.
Sharon’s pals who spoke to The Commonplace stated though she didn’t say a lot about her love life, she lived a lavish life.
Grief-stricken villagers and members of the family thronged the house of her dad and mom at Magare, a few kilometres from Homa Bay city, final night. Her mom, Melinda Auma, wept uncontrollably, shouting the title of a outstanding politician, who she stated was behind her daughter’s loss of life.
Melinda, a instructor at Rabango Main College in Rangwe sub-county, stated she knew her daughter was a buddy of Mr Obado, and that the woman had briefed her in regards to the relationship.
Mr Obado couldn’t be reached for remark, as his telephones have been off. The day earlier than, nonetheless, his spokesman Nicholas Anyuor distanced him from the kidnap saga after Oyamo was arrested.
“The governor was not conscious of the kidnap plan. His title mustn’t be dragged into such legal schemes,” Mr Anyuor advised Nation.
Sharon’s mom fought again tears as she advised journalists that her daughter advised her she was below strain to terminate the being pregnant.
“I advised her not to achieve this as a result of it was already totally grown,” she stated, including that Sharon’s refusal to abort the infant was the trigger of disagreement together with her boyfriend.
Melinda realised her daughter’s life was at risk after she started altering cellphones to keep away from being tracked.
“I got here to realise that my daughter was securing cell phone strains and altering them repeatedly. Once I requested why, she stated her life was at risk as a result of of the abortion situation,” stated Melinda.
On Monday night, when Sharon was kidnapped in Rongo city, she known as her mom. She reportedly hinted to her mom that she was headed to Rongo to meet Oyamo briefly and would return house later. What shocked Melinda was that she was in a position to attain Sharon between 5pm when she left house and seven.30pm, when she was nonetheless in Rongo.
Her makes an attempt to attain her daughter at 8pm, nonetheless, have been futile, as Sharon’s cellphone was off.
“Sharon had by no means been away from house past 8pm,” stated Melinda.
Yesterday, police in Homa Bay have been nonetheless holding Oyamo. There have been studies that he was due to be transferred to both Kisumu or Nairobi for additional interrogation.
Mr Kinoti stated detectives would crack the murder case in three days and probe the tried murder of Oduor.
ODM chief Raila Odinga condemned the student’s killing.
“We would like to condemn this act of thuggery within the strongest phrases doable. We would like to see arrest and conviction of the perpetrators as quick as doable”