Comedian Eric Omondi has taken to social media to voice his concerns over the government's alleged denial of medical attention to Embakasi East MP Babu Owino following his arrest. Through Instagram, Eric, the self-proclaimed President of Comedy Africa, revealed that he paid a visit to the troubled legislator, only to find him in a distressing state without any access to proper medical care.
While Eric did not disclose the exact nature of Babu Owino's ailment, he expressed deep sympathy for the MP's plight and shared his sincere desire to help.
“The Government has become so Brutal and Unlawful. After the Court ordered, that Babu Owino be taken to the Hospital for treatment the Police illegally disregarded the order and took him to the cells without any medical attention. All I could do was offer him painkillers for the night,” he wrote on Instagram.
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According to sources, Babu Owino was brought up on charges of conspiring to incite chaos or engage in subversive activities.
Eric Omondi’s visit to Babu Owino comes barely a day after he promised to stand in solidarity with Victor Juma, a Mathare protestor who was arrested during anti-government demonstrations. Expressing his unwavering support, Eric not only provided Juma with food but also pledged to work tirelessly to secure his release and assist him in finding employment.
"Finally met Victor Juma, the guy who was arrested while crying for his child who was teargassed in Mathare. We are planning to get him out and help him secure a job," Omondi wrote on his Instagram.
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During the anti-government protests in Mathare, Juma faced arrest after condemning the police for using teargas against children, claiming that his own daughter was among those adversely affected.
"Here I am, you can shoot me...who are you pointing at? Our children are suffering while you point at us. Do what you want but remember you too have kids," Juma said.