There is a ray of hope in unraveling Sharon’s killers. This is following the arrest of the taxi driver connected to Sharon’s killing by police in Homa Bay.
The taxi driver was identified as Jack Gombe and will be in police detention for two weeks for questioning.
The taxi driver was arrested in Migori in connection with the killing of the Rongo University student.
Sharon was abducted together with NMG journalist Barack Oduor who jumped out of the moving car to save himself.
The police have also detained a Toyota Fielder, the vehicle they believe was used in the abduction.
According to police bosses in Nairobi, this is a big breakthrough in the case.
Police are now looking for a second vehicle, suspected to have been used by one of the masterminds on the day of the abduction.
The driver, who operates in Migori, is said to have driven the dark car identified in the witness statement filed by Mr Oduor, who has claimed he escaped the captors by jumping out of the moving vehicle.
Taxi Driver, third person to be arrested
The arrest means three suspects are in police custody in relation to the murder of Ms Otieno 10 days ago.
These include Mr Michael Oyamo, Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s personal assistant, former Kanyadoto Ward Rep Lawrence Mula and now the taxi driver.
The suspect was picked up in Migori town on Sunday evening and later moved to unknown destination.
The car, suspected to have been used to ferry the captors, was detained the same day.
On Monday, the suspect was produced at Oyugis Law Courts where the magistrate allowed the police to detain him for two more weeks.
Nevertheless, Sharon’s family resolved that they will only bury her after her killers have been apprehended.