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Conmen defraud Sharon Otieno's parents thousands of shillings

Curtis Otieno
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A file footage of the late Sharon Otieno. [Source/ Ronn Kinuthia/Twitter]

Two days after her burial, life has not been the same for the family of slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.

Speaking to the Nation on Wednesday, Melinda Auma and Douglas Otieno, Sharon's parents, said that the situation has seen them host many visitors, among them people with ill motives.

She said that they have since lost Ksh40, 000 to conmen and other people who visit with the intention of getting a share of the money they think the family was given by well-wishers.

We wish to tell Kenyans that we do not have any money with us and those visiting us with ill motives should stop,” Melinda told the paper at their home in Magare village.

This comes after Migori County governor Okoth Obado who is a suspect of Sharon's murder was released on bail, pending further investigations while his two aides Caspar Obiero and Michael Oyamo remain in police custody amid investigations.

Sharon's lifeless and mutilated body was found in a thicket in Homa Bay County, after being allegedly kidnapped and murdered. 

An ongoing probe saw among others, Sharon's lover and Migori Governor Okoth Obado arrested in line with the murder.

She was buried on October 19 last year and ever since, her mother Melinda Auma says that the pain and stress of losing her beloved daughter have affected her greatly, culmination in her developing high blood pressure.

She adds that their spirit is very low, a situation that has been worsened by their inability to cater for the three children she left behind.

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