Babu Owino barred from bars, huge bail to pay victim’s bill

By Sheila Mutua On Mon, 27 Jan, 2020 17:34 | < 1 min read
A DCI detective said by Saturday mid-morning, police had spotted tens of youth said to be the MP’s rooters grouping near the police station. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino. PHOTO | COURTESY

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has been prohibited from taking alcoholic drinks in public establishments following his release from police custody.

The court issued the order on Monday, January 26, when it released Owino on Sh10 million cash bail, payable in three months time.

Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi said that the cash bail will cater for the treatment of his victim, DJ Evolve, at the Nairobi Hospital where he is admitted in the Intensive Care Unit.

Owino is to post Sh2.5 million on Monday and pay the rest in three months time.

The Chief Magistrate said he considered the fact that the MP has been catering for the treatment of the victim and the family’s pre-bail report which indicated that they cannot afford to pay for DJ Evolve’s treatment.

The court found that locking the MP up would disadvantage his victim who is still in a critical condition.

The Embakasi East MP, whose given name is Paul Ongili, was charged with attempted murder of the DJ and behaving in a disorderly manner while armed with a pistol.

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