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Sharon Otieno’s mother join UDA in quest for an elective seat

Melida Auma, Sharon Otieno Mother’s whose daughter and her unborn child were killed has since joined politics.

In an interview with a local website, Mrs Auma said she will vie for the Homa Bay Town West on United Democratic Alliance, a party linked to the Deputy President William Ruto.

Despite ODM leader Raila Odinga enjoying massive support in the region, Auma says she has been popularising the party in the region and is Keen on joining the growing number of elected Women’s in the County Assembly of Homa Bay.

She says UDA is her party of choice rather than ODM, arguing that DP Ruto associated party gives her a platform to articulate her issues.

“I would have wanted ODM, but it is very difficult to get a ticket there. Furthermore, leaders from ODM who had vowed to stand with us before Sharon’s burial abandoned us immediately we lowered her body into the grave,” Mrs Auma said as quoted by a local website.

Sharon’s mother was among 13 people arrested by police last week for organizing an illegal political gathering at a hotel in Homa Bay County.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado, father to the unborn child had indicated he might team up team up with Deputy President William Ruto, she say she is not bothered with their association saying the Governor will meet his fate in Court.

“My stand on search for Justice is still on. All suspects should argue their cases in court. my political ambition and the legal system are two different things all together,” he said.

Already, six witnesses, among them pathologist Dr Oduor and government analyst kimani Mungai have given evidence in the case before Justice Cecilia Githua

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