Migori County Governor Okoth Obado’s personal assistant Michael Juma Oyamo will remain in police custody until Monday next week.
Homa Bay police secured a court order allowing them to detain Oyamo to help them conduct further investigations.
Oyamo was arrested in connection with the abduction of Nation journalist Barack Oduor together with Sharon Otieno in Rongo town on Monday night.
The second year diploma in Medical Records and Information student at Rongo University was found dead near River Owade in Rachuonyo South on Wednesday morning.
In an affidavit sworn by Hassan Siyad, a police officer attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department, Oyamo has been accused of murdering or causing the murder of Sharon.
The investigator said the matter was too complex therefore they could not hold Oyamo for just 24 hours.
Siyad appealed to the court to allow them detain Oyamo for 14 days pending investigations.
Homa Bay Deputy Registrar Lester Simiyu granted police more time to continue detaining Oyamo for investigations and gave them until Monday next week to return him to court