Stabbing, Slashed ear, death by strangulation- How Sharon Otieno was tortured before killing

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The trial of Migori Governor Okoth Obado over the murder of Sharon Otieno resumed yesterday. In a presentation before the High Court on Monday, government pathologist Johansen Odiwour gave horrific details of what the 26-year-old student went through in the hands of her assailants, who later killed her in cold blood and dumped her body in the bushes of Kodera Forest.

Testifying before Justice Cecilia Githua, Dr. Odiwuor said late Sharon, who was six months pregnant had seven stab wounds on her body, with two slashings under the left ear. The witness also added, after conducting a postmortem his team concluded Sharon’s death was caused by strangulation.

“There were stab wounds on her back; mid-back, right and left lower back. Multiple aberrations on the back, neck, upper chest, shoulder, flank and upper and lower limbs. The body was flaccid; the skin was slipping off the back of the arms & legs. There was a slash wound below the left ear and another slash wound below the first,” he said.

”There was muscle bleeding on the left side of the neck and muscle was detached from the attachment on the bone. Bleeding seen on the root of the tongue and right lung had collapsed,” he added.

The pathologist told the court that there was a stab wound on Sharon’s lower abdomen adding that intestines were sticking out.

The late Rongo University student was kidnapped on November 3, 2018, and her unclothed mutilated body was discovered the following day inside the forest.

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