By Innocent Ngare
Sharon Otieno, like most young Girls today, made a a terrible decision -a decision that ultimately led to her tragic end. But she did not deserve to be murdered for it. Nobody murders a kid aged 24 who is seven months pregnant. Yes she made a mistake. But isn’t that what our 20s are about? To make mistakes and learn from them?
Sharon was Governor Okoth Obado’s clande for a long time. As a matter of fact, peoole close to the Governor inform me that she used to accompany him on foreign trips abroad -and on taxpayer’s money. A third-year student at Rongo University College, and with lots of money coming in from Governor Obado, Sharon immersed herself into the glamorous life.
She was a frequent guest at Imperial Hotel in Kisumu where she threw endless parties for her friends -on taxpayer’s money. Sources tell me that an Executive Suite in the hotel was always reserved for her when she was in town -on taxpayer’s money. However, things soon took a nasty twist.
Unknown to Okoth Obado, Sharon was also seeing the Governor’s son. Yes, she was sleeping with both father and son. Then she became pregnant. Sharon saw the pregnancy as a gold mine -an opportunity to extort millions from the Governor. The story would have become a huge scandal. Think about the headlines -How varsity girl slept with both father and son.
Seemingly, the Governor refused to yield to her blackmail. So Sharon contacts Barrack Oduor, a Nation Media Group Correspondent based in Migori. She tells him the story and Barrack calls the Governor’s office asking for a response -and an adequate response they received. The Governor promises to send his PA Michael Oyamo to clear the air.
Oyamo meets Sharon and Barrack at Graca Hotel in Rongo (very close to my home) but he insists that they change the venue of the meeting and move to Homa-Bay. The two get into a waiting car whose occupants are Oyamo and a driver. They drive for a few minutes and stop at Ndege Oriedo. Two men jump into the backseat and sandwich Sharon and Barrack. At this point, Oyamo calmly gets out of the car which then speeds off.
Fast forward, Barrack Oduor managed to wrestle the assailants and got out of the moving car -sustaining serious injuries in the process. Sharon’s body was found dumped in Kodera Forest yesterday night. She was seven months pregnant. Michael Oyamo was arrested at JKIA as he tried to leave the country for Rwanda together with Okoth Obado. It is alleged that he already confessed to working under express orders from Obado.
If there are two people who should be put under witness protection immediately, they are Michael Oyamo and Barrack Oduor. If they are taken out, the crucial link between Obado and murder is gone.