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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT 2018-Police in Homa Bay will continue holding Migori County Governor Okoth Obado’s personal assistant Michael Juma Oyamo until Monday next week.
This is after police obtained a court order allowing them to detain Oyamo to help them conduct further investigations.
The murder of Sharon Otieno who is was pursuing diploma in Medical Records and Information at Rongo University was as well as abduction of Nation Media Group Journalist Barrack Oduor are some of the event taht led to the arrest of Oyamo.
Sharon was found dead near River Owade in Rachuonyo South on Tuesday evening.
In an affidavit sworn by Hassan Siyad, a police officer attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department, Oyamo was accused of murdering or causing the murder of Sharon.
The investigator said the matter was too complex hence they could not complete the investigations within 24 hours after his arrest on Tuesday at Uriri in Migori County.
He was presenting the application to abide by the law which requires that a suspect should not be detained in police cells beyond 24 hours.
He therefore appealed to the court to allow them detain Oyamo for 14 days pending investigations.
Homa Bay Deputy Registrar Lester Simiyu granted police more time to continue detaining Oyamo for investigations and gave them until Monday next week to return him to court.
Oyamo was arrested after reports emerged that he is the one who had planned to meet the two before the tragic events.