MP Babu Owino arrested after DJ is shot on the neck

Embakasi MP Babu Owino has been assrested on Friday morning after he shot and seriously injured a DJ at the B Club in Nairobi.

The DJ identified as Felix Orinda alias DJ Evolve is in critical condition at the Nairobi hospital where he was rushed after the shooting. He was shot on the neck.

It is reported that DJ Evolve got into an arguement with Owino at the club, before the shooting happened at about 7 am. The two are bossom buddies, close associates said.

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After the shooting, Owino, other revelers and management of the club rushed the DJ to the Nairobi hospital. He was rushed to theatre and a bullet that had been lodged in his neck was removed. Doctors say DJ Evolve is in critical condition but stable.

Babu Owino arrested

Owino was arrested at the hospital where he was waiting for the DJ to be attended to. It is not clear what prompted the shooting.

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Owino is believed to be a licensed gun holder. Police who visited the scene said they neither recovered a cartridge nor the gun used in the shooting. Kilimani Sub county police boss Lucas Ogara said a team is investigating the circumstances that led to the incident.

Ogara said the team will review CCTV footage at the club to establish what happened.  “We will talk to all concerned before we move forward,” he said.

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Several revellers who were present were questioned over the shooting.

Owino is not new to controversy

The MP is not new to controversy and was always at loggerheads with police in 2017 and part of 2018.

His social media posts, some of which are inappropriate, have also elicited mixed reactions among netizens with a majority faulting him for his rants.

Recently the MP was involved in a heated exchange with Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris after he threatened to shave Kandara MP Alice Wahome for disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

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On Thursday evening, the MP posted on his social media pages over the impending Raila presidency, eliciting negative reactions from a majority of his followers.

“This time round Raila will be President by ballot or bullet,” he had posted on his Twitter and Facebook account.

In early 2018, Babu was arrested by flying squad officers outside Parliament buildings for allegedly assaulting a parking attendant in Westlands.

Similar incidents

Just like has been in the past, Babu being a politician could opt for an out-of-court settlement to evade being jailed if found guilty.

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In 2012, Former Kilome MP John Harun Mwau's car hit and killed a pedestrian as he sped to work near Serena Hotel, Nairobi.

Mwau was driving himself in a Mercedes Benz four wheel drive car at about 6 am when the incident happened.

After recording statement, the ex-Kilome MP was released to proceed to work and that is how the case disappeared.

Mwau was never charged with the family of the deceased going silent over the incident.

Kenyans are waiting to see what will happen to the MP with the new Director of public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji reportedly strict.

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