One year after the controversial death of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno together with her unborn baby, her family is still crying for justice.
The second year Medical Records and Information student was seven months pregnant at the time of her death.
Her mutilated body was found dumped at Kodera Forest, Homa Bay County, a day after she was abducted together with Nation media journalist, Barrack Oduor, on September 4, 2018.
Sharon, who was alleged to be in love with Migori Governor Okoth Obado, was abducted shortly after being lured out of Graca Hotel in Rongo by Governor Okoth Obado’s Personal Assistant Michael Oyamo.
Suspects Migori Governor Okoth Obado, his aide Michael Oyamo and the county official Caspal Obiero had been arraigned in court over the murder.
The suspects are so far, have been released on bond.
Speaking at their Magare home village in Homa Bay Town constituency when they marked the first annual anniversary of Sharon death on Wednesday, Sharon’s family said they still undergoing pains over the brutal death.
They called on the judicial system to expedite Sharon’s case so that they may get justice for their daughter.
Although it has taken long to conclude the case, the family affirmed their confidence that the ongoing judicial process would yield justice and convictions.
Her father Otieno said appealed to Chief Justice David Maraga to ensure the court delivers justice as fast as possible over the death of his daughter.
He said the autopsy revealed that Sharon and her unborn child faced brutal death that people involved should not go unpunished.
The anniversary was attended by the family friends and relatives.
Although Sharon’s mother asserted she had forgiven her daughter’s perpetrators, she stated they were yet to recover from the brutal murder of her daughter.
“We will forgive but not forget. Sharon is gone, but let the killers carry their own crosses,” lamented Sharon’s mother.
The same was echoed by her father, Otieno, who appealed to the Chief Justice Maraga to speed up the case.
“I hope the common saying that justice delayed is justice denied would not meet this family. But I’m confident the truth will prevail and killers convicted for eliminating Sharon and her unborn baby,” he divulged.