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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH SEPT,2018-Michael Oyamo who is Migori Governor Okoth Obado personal assistant , has denied murdering Rongo university student Sharon Otieno.
Mr Oyamo pleaded not guilty when he appeared before the High Court Judge Jessi Lesiit in Nairobi on Wednesday.
Like his boss who also denied the murder charge on Monday, Mr Oyamo, who was among the first suspects to be arrested, applied to be freed on bond.
Oyamo had been accused of hoodwinking Ms Otieno from her parents’ home in Homa Bay County to Rongo, Migori, from where she and Nation journalist Barrack Oduor were handed over to killers.
According to documents produced in court, Mr Oyamo made a false report at Uriri Police Station that he had been kidnapped.
The document reveal that he made the report on September 4 after luring and handing over the two to the abductors on September 3.
According to the investigating officer, the accused lied that he was kidnapped and that he just found himself at Kisii Level 5 Hospital being treated at 9am.
However, investigation revealed that Mr Oyamo was never a patient at the said facility on the said date.
“The accused person played a key role in the planning and eventual execution of the deceased and her unborn child,” said the investigating officer.
He added: “the state has evidence which links the accused person and his accomplices to the commission of the heinous crime.”
Prosecution now wants him denied bond pending trial on grounds that his character and conduct confirms that he is a person who cannot be trusted.
The court was set to hear Mr Oyamo’s bond request on Wednesday afternoon.