Babu Owino Freed on Bail

The court on Monday ordered Embakasi East MP Babu Owino to deposit sh10 million cash bail to secure his freedom. Some of the money will go towards paying hospital bills for the man he is accused of shooting.

The MP has been accused of shooting Felix Orinda, popularly known as Dj Evolve, at B-Club situated in Kilimani, Nairobi.

Chief magistrate Francis Andayi directed that Babu deposit the cash bail in four equal installments of Ksh 2.5 million each in the next three months.

The MP was ordered to deposit the first installment to secure his release. While making his ruling, Andayi considered that the victim’s family cannot afford to settle the hospital bill at the Nairobi hospital.

The court has also prohibited Owino from taking alcohol or narcotics in a public establishment pending the hearing and determination of the case.

The family had opposed the release of the MP on bail, saying they were concerned about their security because the accused is an influential person within the community and may subvert justice.

The court session was earlier interrupted by a group of rowdy youth who stormed into the room as an expression of their solidarity with the MP. The judge was forced to delay the hearing, directing the police to escort the noisy crowd out of the court.