Kenyan governor charged in murder of pregnant student

Kenyan Gov. Okoth Obado is charged with the murder of pregnant student Sharon Otieno.

(CNN)A Kenyan governor has been charged with aiding and abetting the murder of a pregnant student with whom, prosecutors say, he was in an "intimate relationship."

Gov. Okoth Obado of Migori County in western Kenya is accused of killing Sharon Otieno, 26, who was abducted September 3 alongside local journalist Barack Oduor.
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Oduor escaped and reported the incident to police, prosecutors say.
Two days later, Otieno, who was seven months pregnant, was found by the roadside, covered in stab wounds. Her unborn baby also had stab wounds, according to local media reports.