Embakasi East Member of Parliament Hon. Paul Ongili popularly known as Babu Owino has recorded a statement at Parliament Police Station claiming unknown individuals attempted to assassinate him on Saturday.
The controversial lawmaker also took to social media stating that there is a saloon vehicle with four occupants had been trailing him for the last couple of months.
“Over the past couple of months, I have been on the receiving end of hateful abuse and indeed threats against my life for my outspoken brand of politics. I am known for speaking out in defense of ordinary people without fear or favor. This seems to be rubbing some people in high places the wrong way. Regardless, I have done my duty to the people fearlessly and will continue to do so until the Lord calls me home,” he wrote.
According to the outspoken politician, the attempts on his life are attributed to his political stand, a move that he has insisted he would not relent on.
I will not stop
“In recent weeks, this vitriol has been getting increasingly worse and over the last few days, I can report that I am a targeted man. I have been consistently followed during the day and at night by a saloon vehicle that I now know with four occupants. Yesterday, these men made an attempt on my life!”
He further called upon Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to expedite probe into the alleged assassination attempt and bring the suspects to book.
“I call upon the Inspector General of Police to immediately launch investigations into this issue and bring those behind these assassination attempts to book.”
“In closing, I will not stop. I shall not stop. Death comes to us all and I know mine will eventually come. I am not afraid of dying for my beliefs and in service to my people. Tialala!”