Why Babu Owino has been moved to Gigiri from Kilimani cell

By Lenox Sengre On Sat, 18 Jan, 2020 12:06 | < 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
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    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.

Detained Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino, has been transferred from Kilimani Police Station to Gigiri in what DCI detectives term as a move to ensure normalcy in operations is maintained at Kilimani post after authorities gathered intelligence that pockets of the legislator’s supporters were planning to storm the detention centre and cause chaos.

A DCI detective, who spoke to K24 Digital in confidence, said by Saturday mid-morning, police had spotted tens of youth said to be the MP’s rooters grouping near the Kilimani Police Station.

Owino, who had been in detention for at least 24 hours on allegations that he shot and injured a DJ at B-Club on Friday, was bundled into a police van and driven 12 kilometers away to Gigiri police post.

“Intelligence reports reveal that the suspect’s supporters were planning to engage in unlawful activities at Kilimani Police Station, and therefore, we had to take precaution,” said our informant.

At the Gigiri police post, Babu Owino was grilled by Kilimani DCIO, Fatuma Hadi, and several other sleuths.

Journalists, who had camped at Gigiri Police Station Saturday mid-morning, were barred from accessing the detention centre.

Owino, who the DCI say will be presented in court on Monday, January 20, is most likely to be charged with attempted murder, DCI chief, George Kinoti, said.

Felix Orinda, alias DJ Evolve, who is Babu Owino’s alleged victim, is currently receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital after he was shot in the neck at 7am Friday.

Orinda has since undergone two surgeries to have a bullet lodged in his neck removed.

Doctors say he is out of danger.

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