As of Wednesday (February 19), 2:21pm, the medical bill of B-Club DJ, Evolve, whose real name is Felix Orinda, stood at Ksh6.9 million. The patient is receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital after he was — on January 17 — allegedly shot in the neck by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino.
Orinda’s parents are wondering who will settle the bill despite an existing directive by the courts compelling Babu Owino to foot the expenses.
On January 27, the lawmaker was ordered by the courts to commit at least Ksh10 million towards Orinda’s treatment. The money was to be paid in installments across four months.
Owino, on January 28, deposited an initial amount of Ksh2.5 million, which is said to have gone towards offsetting Orinda’s medical bill that had accrued at the time.
Following the MP’s January 30 application seeking to have the Ksh10 million cash bail slapped on him lowered, the suspect, K24 Digital understands, is yet to submit the second installment as his petition is yet to be heard and determined.
The “stalled” case comes on the back of a ballooning medical bill at the Nairobi Hospital, which currently stands at Ksh6.9 million. DJ Evolve’s father, Felix Orinda, however told K24 Digital on Thursday that the bill — 24 hours later — had shot up by close to Ksh600, 000, and was standing at Ksh7.5 million by Thursday mid-day. We couldn’t immediately verify his statement.
“We have been receiving calls from the hospital asking us to settle the medical bill. We can’t raise the needed Ksh7.5 million even if we were to sell a majority of our property,” DJ Evolve’s father, John Orinda, told K24 Digital.
A copy of the bill shared to K24 Digital on Wednesday, February 19, showed that the doctors’ fees, pharmacy charges and the nursing department gobbled up a huge chunk of the expenses with each accounting for Ksh1.66 million, Ksh1.34 million and Ksh900, 000 respectively. The bill as of the date stated stood at Ksh6.9 million.
The medical bill could even go way higher, given the patient is still in critical condition and is admitted at the health facility’s intensive care unit (ICU).
“He is unable to speak, and doctors are feeding him through tubes,” said Evolve’s father.
K24 Digital visited the patient in hospital on Wednesday and confirmed Mzee John Orinda’s claims.
The question that remains conspicuously unanswered is: who will pay DJ Evolve’s medical bill?
We’ll continue following up on the story to keep you updated.