BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2018– Michael Oyamo has been dealt a blow after the high court in Nairobi allowed police to detain him for 2 more weeks.Oyamo is one of the key suspects in the murder of pregnant university student Sharon Otieno.
Judge Luka Kimaru has ordred that Mr Oyamo who is Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s personal assistant be held at the Muthaiga Police Station.
Mr Oyamo was on Wednesday morning brought to the High Court in Milimani, Nairobi, where he faced a murder charge.
The charge stated that on the night of September 3 and 4, he and others murdered Ms Otieno at Owande area in Rachuonyo, Homa Bay County.
The charge was read to him but he was not required to plead.
Mr Oyamo was re-arrested moments after being freed by police in Homa Bay on Tuesday and flown to the capital.
Homa Bay County police commander Marius Tum on Tuesday confirmed that Mr Oyamo was released “unconditionally” in compliance to the court order issued by Senior Resident Magistrate Lester Simiyu.
There were plans to arraign him at the High Court in Homa Bay but he was moved to Nairobi after the public bayed for his blood during his appearance at the magistrate court.
On Tuesday www.upesinews.co.ke reported that similar crowds had gathered outside the High Court, with locals trying to force their way into the courtroom.