The family of murdered Rongo University student Sharon Otieno has disowned her husband whom she allegedly left for Governor Obado.
Sharon lived with her husband Benard Otieno Owuor aka Okuta, but separated early this year.
According to Luo customs and traditions,a married lady must be buried at her husband’s home unless there is a serious obstacle.
But despite having lived with Okuta and sired two daughters, Sharon will be buried at her grandfather’s home at Magare village in Homa Bay County, contrary to tradition.
Her step-grandfather John Olweya averred that the family had distanced themselves from the husband since he had never visited their home to make his marriage with Sharon official.
“We are not aware of any marriage between Sharon and any man. The said husband has never paid us dowry and has failed to visit this family to notify us that he was living with Sharon,” he said.
He also said Owuor had failed to communicate with the family on whether he would bury Sharon or not, making them fail to understand what he could do regarding Sharon’s death.
“I don’t know whether they were living as boyfriend and girlfriend. But the position of this family is that Sharon had no husband,” added Olweya.
The family has therefore resolved to bury Sharon in the home of her paternal grandfather Samuel Odege. The burial date has however not been scheduled. Family lead lawyer Peter Kaluma said they would not bury her until her killers are apprehended.
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