New DNA findings have confirmed with 99.99% confidence that former Migori Governor Okoth Obado was the father of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno's unborn child.

On Tuesday, a prosecution witness from the DCI's Serious Crime Unit's Cyber Crime Investigations sub-unit disclosed while testifying before Justice Cecilia Githua at the Milimani High Court.

PHOTO | COURTESY  Former Migori Governor Okoth Obado and Sharon

"The witness told the court that DNA test results revealed that there was a 99.99% that Okoth Obado was the father of Sharon Otieno's unborn child," the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) said in a statement on X.

The witness submitted photographic evidence from the location of the suspected murder, revealing that interrogations revealed that both Obado and his then-personal assistant, Michael Oyamo, were familiar with the dead.

The witness also informed the court that Sharon was roughly seven months pregnant at the time of her death.

PHOTO | COURTESY  former Migori Governor Okoth Obado

According to the witness, Sharon and her unborn child died of acute haemorrhaging caused by a sharp object force trauma and stomach trauma produced by a sharp instrument, respectively.

"It was visible from the deceased’s body that she was pregnant and that the body had visible injuries of a knife stub on the left side close to the heart," the ODPP stated.

PHOTO | COURTESY  former Migori Governor Okoth Obado 

The testimony further implicated the third accused person, Caspal Obiero, in the murder, highlighting that he hired the vehicle that was used by the perpetrator to meet the deceased.

The evidence also connected the third accused, Caspal Obiero, in the murder, stating that he leased the car used by the murderer to meet the victim.

According to the ODPP, "It also showed how he (Obiero) played a role in getting doctored medical documents from Kisii Referral Hospital."