Well-wisher in US launches online fundraiser to help Sharon Otieno’s family attend Obado’s murder trial

Sharon Otieno
Sharon Otieno. [Photo: Citizen TV]

An online fundraiser to help the family of the late Sharon Otieno has been set up.

According to the organizers, the money will help her family attend to her murder trial where Migori Governor Okoth Obado is the prime suspect.

Pauline Inda Neutzsky-Wulff, based in Los Angeles, US, organized the fundraiser said the proceeds would help Sharon’s family travel to Nairobi during the trial duration.

“The goal of this campaign is to raise funds to help Sharon’s parents meet the expenses that they will incur for travel to and stay in Nairobi during the duration of the trial,” she stated in the gofundme account.

“If you prefer to donate directly to Sharon’s parents, please contact me for details,” Pauline added.

Obado was charged with Sharon’s murder in 2018. Her mutilated body was found in a forest in Oyugis on September 4, 2018.

She was 26 years old and a student at Rongo University. She was seven months pregnant.

DNA tests conducted proved that Obado fathered the unborn child who was buried alongside her mother.

An autopsy conducted by Government Chief Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor revealed that Sharon was raped, strangled, and stabbed eight times before her death.

Obado was charged alongside his personal assistant Michael Oyamo and Casper Obiero, a clerk in Migori County. In 2019, it was reported that there were 30 witnesses lined up to testify.

The accused will appear in court on July 5, 2021, for a hearing.

Sharon left behind three children who are in the care of her parents.