December 2, 2020

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Babu Owino to remain in remand for 7 days

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino will remain in remand for 7 more days pending bail ruling after denying attempted murder charge.

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino at the Milimani Law Courts on January 20, 2020.

The embattled legislator was on Monday arraigned before Milimani Law Courts Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi for shooting and injuring a DJ.

Mr. Owino’s lawyer Cliff Ombeta sought his release on bail saying; “The accused person is the one that took the victim to hospital. He has gone ahead and paid Ksh.600,000 from his pocket to Nairobi Hospital for his treatment.”

“He is a family man, he cooperated with police in every step and is a Member of Parliament who has to go back to work,” added Ombeta.

Magistrate Andayi however declined the defense’s plea for bail ruling: “Given the gravity of the offence, the views of the victims are important before I give my ruling. It should be brought before me within the next seven days.”

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The magistrate further stated that the MP will be remanded in prison and not a police station as had been sought by the defence team.

The controversial lawmaker shot and wounded Felix Orinda popularly known as DJ Evolve at B-Club in Nairobi on Friday.

He was detained at Kilimani Police Station before later being transferred to Gigiri Police Station.

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