Babu Owino did not appear in court today because he had “succumbed to chest pains”, according to his lawyer, who then insisted that Babu needed medical treatment for this.
However, his lawyer’s efforts were in vain after it was ordered that Babu Owino be treated at the Industrial Area Remand Prison where he waits for bail, and not at a private hospital.
The Embakasi East MP was arrested for shooting a DJ at B Club. A statement recorded by George Otieno, a security manager at B Club reads;
“IT WAS REPORTED BY ONE GEORGE OTIENO A SECURITY MANAGER AT B CLUB LOCATED ALONG GALANA ROAD WITHIN KILIMANI THAT TODAY 17TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2020 AT AROUND 7:00AM HON. PAUL ONGILI BABU OWINO MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR EMBAKASI EAST WAS IN THE CLUB WHEN HE ARGUED WITH THE DJ OF THE CLUB NAMELY FELIX ORINDA. HE THEN DREW HIS PISTOL AND SHOT THE DJ ON THE NECK. THE VICTIM WAS RUSHED TO NAIROBI HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION BY THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CLUB. SCCIO KILIMANI AND TEAM VISITED THE SCENE AND LATER PROCEEDED TO NAIROBI HOSPITAL AND ARRESTED THE MP WHO IS CURRENTLY AT KILIMANI POLICE STATION. NO RECOVERY OF THE FIREARM OR THE CARTRIDGE. OFFICERS CURRENTLY AT THE SCENE SEARCHING FOR THE CARTRIDGE.”