The trial of Migori governor Okoth Obado over the of murder of Sharon Otieno commenced on July 12 at the Milimani Law courts.
With court only allowing a limited number of people in the court, government Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor took to the stand as first witness.
Oduor said the cause of death of the late Sharon was severe hemorrhage due to penetrating force trauma & there were features of manual strangulation.
The fetus aged 28 weeks was male, with a stab wound on the abdomen.
The late girlfriend Sharon Otieno, alleged to be Migori governor Okoth Obado’s girlfriend was stabbed seven times, including two under the left year a court has heard.
Government pathologist Johansen Oduor who examined her body at the Oyugis level four hospital in Homa Bay County said the stabs caused the deceased’s skin to slip at the back.
Oduor was testifying before presiding judge Cecilia Githua on Monday, July, 12 during first day of hearing.
Obado his personal assistant Micheal Juma Oyamo and Casper Obiero, are battling charges in relation to the 28-year old’s murder.
Oduor further told court Otieno’s body was pale, an indicator she’d lost so much blood.
Otieno’s body had a 28-week old that also died as a result of the stab wounds.
The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has lined up 34 other witnesses besides Oduor in the case.
Earlier Obado has conceded he was the father of the baby, with DNA reports confirming as much.
The three suspects, denied murdering Otieno, a second-year Medical Records and Information student at Rongo University.
Her body was discovered at Kodero Forest in Homa Bay County in September of 2019, a day after she was abducted.
After examining the body in the presence of other detectives, Oduor formed an opinion that Otieno died as a result of severe bleeding due to what is described in medical terms as a penetrating force trauma and manual strangulation.
The hearing will run for 10 days.