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Clues that linked Obado to murder

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

A statement by one of Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s aides assisted detectives to break the deadlock that led them to arrest him over the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.

Although detectives say phone records show the governor communicated with some of those arrested before him at around the same time Sharon went missing, the police were under pressure to conclude the case that was nearly going cold.

Casper Otieno who runs errands for the governor presented himself to the police on Tuesday after a Toyota Fielder he drives was identified as having been used in the kidnap two weeks ago. The governor’s other assistant, Michael Oyamo, has been in custody since September 2 and has already been charged with Sharon’s murder.

What was remaining was to determine whether the two assistants to the governor together with three others in custody acted on their own or there were other people involved. It is said the police tried to convince them to confess and get a lesser charge in return.

This will be seen in the coming week as it has not yet been determined whether to compile the six suspects into one case or charge them separately. Oyamo and former Kanyadoto MCA Lawrence Mula have already been charged with the murder.

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Among the options being considered is to charge those who have cooperated with a lesser offence of conspiracy to commit murder and turn them into state witnesses against the rest.

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Tusker coach Robert Matano admitted in ICU at Nairobi West Hospital

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Tusker coach Robert Matano has been admitted in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Nairobi West Hospital, The Standard Sport can confirm.

Speaking exclusively to The Standard Sport before his condition worsened, Matano revealed he was unwell.

The nature of ailment could not be immediately be established, but the two-time Kenyan Premier League winning coach with Sofapaka and Tusker has been put on oxygen.

Tusker chairman Dan Aduda said the club wishes coach Matano quick recovery adding that the club is monitoring the situation with the help of the team doctor Wycliffe Makanga.

“The doctors at the Nairobi West Hospital are on top of the situation. They have run some tests and we believe all shall be well.”

He added: “The team doctor is in touch with the hospital. The coach is in good hands.”

Matano, a former AFC Leopards player and coach is one of the coaches who recently founded the Kenya Football Coaches Association (KENFOCA).

A strict disciplinarian, Matano has earned the nickname The Lion for his uncompromising approach to football matters, coaching philosophy that calls for absolute fitness of players.

By Standard.co.ke

READ ALSO:   VIDEO: Sharon was impregnated by the governor who suspected his son, says Nation journalist
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Marijuana worth KSh 4.5 million torched in Nyando 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

1.5 tonnes of bhang estimated at approximately Sh4.5 million was burnt in Nyando sub county by police officers.

While presiding over the destruction, Nyando OCPD Leonard Matete said police officers nabbed the banned substance along Kisumu-Nairobi road.

After a rigorous court process, the Police were given the go-ahead to destroy the stash in full glare of the public as a testament against drug trafficking.

Matete thanked members of the public who tipped the police off, enabling them to impound the consignment which originated from Busia, along the Kenya-Uganda border.

He urged residents to keep reporting incidents and leads and on its part, the police would continue to be vigilant along the highway to make more arrest of offende

READ ALSO:   DNA results out! Okoth Obado is father of Sharon's baby
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VIDEO: DP Ruto says he was ‘offered a woman with three kids’ in Meru but said NO!

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During his weekend campaign tour in Embu on Sunday, Deputy President William Ruto revealed that he had been promised a woman with three kids in Meru, an offer he declined.

“Ngojeni niwape stori,” he said at Kubukubu in Embu amid cheering by a large crowd whhich had literally blocked the Embu Kiritiri road in order to listen to him and his entourage.

“Nikiwa Meru, waliniambia nilale huko, na wakaahidi kunipatia msichana. Shida ilikuwa kwamba walisema watanitafutia msichana ako na watoto watatu …. eti kwa sababu mimi ni mtu mwenye shughuli nyingi, yani wanataka nisaidiwe kazi ingine halafu kazi yangu ni ya kulea watoto tu na kuwasomesha,” he said to wild cheers.

Ruto  made an extensive tour of Meru County and Embu on Saturday  and Sunday days after the police cleared his Nyamira fundraiser suspended over concerns on breach of peace.

While inj Embu, Ruto said he has no problem with who leads the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), but urged all participants to prepare to accept the final results.

He said the outcome of the 2022 polls would be decided by Kenyans and not the Chairman or the Commissioners of the IEBC.

“Anyone can assume the leadership of the Commission. We are ready and have confidence in our independent institutions,” said Ruto, when he addressed a rally in Embu Town on Sunday.

READ ALSO:   PHOTOS& VIDEO: Governor Obado, his four children arrested in Kisii, driven to Nairobi

The remarks follow the National Assembly’s approval of the IEBC (Amendment) (No.3) Bill 2019, which gives the Parliamentary Service Commission majority four slots in the seven-member panel to appoint electoral commissioners.

A local newspaper, The Standard reported Saturday that “Uhuru, Raila outwit Ruto in race to control IEBC”.

“They can fix any chairman or commissioner they want for the IEBC. But they must accept the outcome of the results,” Ruto said.

The Bill passed by the National Assembly last week was largely interpreted to mean President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner Raila Odinga will have a say in who becomes the next IEBC Commissioners because their allies hold key positions in the House.

Procedurally, President Kenyatta is required to pick names from a list presented by the selection panel and forward it to Parliament.

 

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