Impunity In Babu Owino’s Ruling On Release Bail-DPP Requests Review


The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji, on the 29th of January 2020, revealed that he would be revisiting the case of Embakasi East Member of Parliament Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino’s ruling which involved the shooting of DJ Evolve.

DDP Haji expressed his displeasure on how the legislator’s ruling was made adding that he had written to the Judiciary Service Commission (JSC) to complain.

“We are going for a revision, we have agreed as DPP, and we have also written to the JSC to complain, because of that ruling… I mean, I cannot fathom it,” said DDP Haji.

Haji pointed out that the bail terms given to the Embakasi East Member of Parliament were too lenient and his office could not fathom that.

The bail terms were ordered the Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi who directed Babu Owino to deposit 10 million shillings cash bail in four equal installments at 2.5 million shillings for the next three months.

Magistrate Andayi said that some of the money would be used to settle medical bills of Felix Orinda aka DJ Evolve; the man Babu Owino is accused of shooting on the neck.

“I have never heard, first of all, of bail terms that you are asked to pay in installments, and then secondly, my understanding is that once you pay bail, it goes to the ex-checker. So how will we be able to access the money to go and pay for the injured party,” stated the DPP.

According to the DCI, Babu Owino was arrested on Friday, 17th of January 17, 2020, in connection to a shooting incident at B-club in Kilimani, Nairobi, where he was the main suspect.

DJ Evolve remains admitted at the Critical Care Unit at Nairobi Hospital, where he is nursing injuries from the gunshot.

DJ Evolve currently cannot move his hands or legs as he is paralyzed at the age of 25 years as the court was told during Babu Owino’s bail ruling.

“I am tired; I am in pain and am traumatized. I don’t want to talk, and I cannot fathom anything. I have not slept for days because I am scared of my life and future,” DJ Evolve was quoted in the bail assessment report.

It remains to be seen on whether justice will indeed be served on the case as DJ Evolve continues to fight for his life at the Nairobi Hospital with the suspect, Babu Owino, freely touring the streets of Nairobi in a case of outright impunity.

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