Okoth Obado Wednesday portrayed the image of quite the family man as he finally made his first public statement over the tragic murder of Sharon Otieno.
In what was evidently a PR move aimed at salvaging his dwindling public image, the embattled Migori governor stepped out with his nuclear family in the glare of cameras and categorically distanced himself from the murder of his former lover.
Governor Obado, in the televised presser at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi, was accompanied by his wife Hellen Okoth, his son Jerry Okoth, and daughter Evalyne Okoth.
“I want to state here clearly that I have absolutely nothing to do with the cruel death of Sharon,” declared Obado.
He said the public condemnation has given his family sleepless nights adding they are equally shocked by the murder.
Obado sent a condolence message to the family of Sharon and called upon politicians and the media to avoid speculations over the incident. He added that their comments amount to medieval punishments and proclamations.
“I want to say that I’m ready and willing whenever I will be called upon to give further statements. I want to send my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sharon.”
He also asked police and all agencies involved to speed up investigations and bring the guilty culprits to book.
“I want to urge all the agencies that are mandated with investigations to speed up their work so that the real killers can be brought to book,” Obado said.
Here are photos of his family: