The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Sharon’s family protests DPP’s decision to withdraw conspiracy to murder charge against Obado

FIDA has also complained

Sharon’s family protests DPP’s decision to withdraw conspiracy to murder charge against Obado

A decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to withdraw a conspiracy to murder charge against Migori Governor Okoth Obado has draws protests from the family of the late Sharon Otieno.

Obado will only face the murder charge, which has a high threshold of proof and attracts the death sentence upon conviction.

The family said it was concerned that the move to drop the conspiracy to commit murder charge was likely to deny them justice should Obado not be found guilty of murder.

The family’s lawyer, Prof George Wajackoya told the DPP that they were concerned the move was likely to weaken the case and create a loophole for the Governor and his alleged accomplices to escape justice.

ADVERTISEMENT

Fida executive director Teresa Omondi also raised concern over the DPP’s failure to include the charges of conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to commit a felony and accessory after the act of murder.

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jacob Ondari, however, sought to reassure the Otienos that justice would be delivered regardless of the technical legal strategy.

Ondari added that the DPP dropped the conspiracy to commit charge since it could not be tried on the High Court which has exclusive jurisdiction on murder cases.

“The offence of murder is complete and that is what we are trying at the High Court. The High Court cannot try both charges. It was dropped since it could be tried in a lower court at a later time,” Ondari stated.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Citizen TV's Ayub Abdikadir puts Biden on the hot seat with tough questions [Video]

Citizen TV's Ayub Abdikadir puts Biden on the hot seat with tough questions [Video]

Ruto lands Sh477 billion deal for new Usahihi Expressway with 6 lanes

Ruto lands Sh477 billion deal for new Usahihi Expressway with 6 lanes

Why Cheruiyot Kirui's body could be left on Mt. Everest after tragic adventure

Why Cheruiyot Kirui's body could be left on Mt. Everest after tragic adventure

Last moments of Cheruiyot Kirui who has died on Mt Everest [Photos]

Last moments of Cheruiyot Kirui who has died on Mt Everest [Photos]

How Biden received Ruto at White House & what they discussed [Photos]

How Biden received Ruto at White House & what they discussed [Photos]

CCTV camera records lion entering Rongai residence & capturing prey [Video]

CCTV camera records lion entering Rongai residence & capturing prey [Video]

Ruto apologises to daughter in a moment of reflection during U.S state visit

Ruto apologises to daughter in a moment of reflection during U.S state visit

Shindwe pepo mbaya - Isaac Mwaura addresses concerns about cost of Ruto's U.S. visit

Shindwe pepo mbaya - Isaac Mwaura addresses concerns about cost of Ruto's U.S. visit

Education sees record-high interest from 2023 candidates, heres why

Education sees record-high interest from 2023 candidates, heres why

ADVERTISEMENT