Saturday 27 February 2021
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Justice Lessit Refuses To Recuse Self From Sharon Otieno murder case

JUDGE Jessie Lesiit of the High Court judge has refused to recues herself from hearing the murder case of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno. Justice Lesiit who is being accused of bias by Governor Obado’s personal assistant Michael Oyamo and county clerk Casper Obiero after she denied them bond, declining to quit saying there was no evidence given to show conflict of interest  if she proceeds with it.

The two are alleging that the judge had applied different standards in releasing Obado on bail and denying them their freedom over security concerns.In her defense justice Lessit said that her ruling at the time was based on evidence presented before her.

Mr Oyamo and Mr Obiero were granted freedom in December 2018 after the Court of Appeal reversed the decision denying them bond, but it was not until April 2 that Mr  Obiero was let out. The trial is scheduled to begin on October 9.

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