The body of Rongo University student whose controversial murder has left Migori county governor Okoth Obado behind bars will be laid to rest on October 18.
According to her family, the decision to bury Ms Sharon Otieno was reached at during a burial committee meeting on Sunday.
However, the family has denied claims that it has requested for upkeep from the Migori County government.
Sharon’s parents, Mr Douglas Otieno and Ms Melida Auma rebuked the people who have been spreading the falsehood.
According to the family, the people spreading the lie are “manufacturers of fake news” and sympathisers of the suspect, Migori Governor Okoth Obado.
The family claims that the lie being peddled across social media about their demand for upkeep is aimed at painting the family in bad light.
“We do not want to be involved in any way with Migori County or any of its employees. We have not asked for any help from them. We know some of those producing and spreading such news are Obado’s people,” Ms Auma said.
The family has further requested Kenyans to desist from spreading falsehood as the family is still in mourning.
Rongo University student to be buried according to Luo traditions
Sharon’s body will be buried according to Luo traditions that require the body to spend a night at her grandfather’s homestead before burial.
According to Sharon’s father, the decision to bury the slain Rongo University student was informed by the beleif that their daughter would get justice.
“We have seen suspects connected to her murder arraigned in court. We are happy with the investigations so far and believe her killers will pay for their crimes,” he said.
This comes after Sharon’s mother claimed that her daughter had told her the name of her killers in a dream.
Previously, the family had vowed not to bury their daughter until her killers are brought to book.
Rongo University lecturers also traveled to Sharon’s home to pass their condolences to the family.