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DJ Evolve shot by Babu Owino in stable condition

By Hillary Orinde | January 17th 2020 at 17:59:37 GMT +0300

DJ Evolve in a file photo. He was shot this morning at a night club in Nairobi by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino. [File, Standard]

Felix Orinda, alias DJ Evolve who was today shot in the neck at the popular B Club in Kilimani, Nairobi is in critical but stable condition, doctors have said.

Orinda is scheduled to undergo a second operation to remove a blood clot in his neck.

Doctors had earlier removed a bullet that was lodged in his neck.

This has been corroborated with his friends who have visited him at Nairobi Hospital.

Radio presenter Joe Muchiri, who is known to Orinda, added that doctors had told him that Orinda’s major organs had not been affected by the bleeding.

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This is as a video of the shocking shooting emerged online.

Embakasi Member of Parliament (MP) Babu Owino, who is facing attempted murder charges, is seen whipping his pistol before shooting a man believed to be Orinda.

The youthful MP is seen smoking shisha in the company of other revellers.

Standard Digital has not confirmed what led to the shooting.

The 18 seconds long CCTV footage ends with two men dragging the wounded man from the club.

From the time stamp on the video, the incident happened at 7.16 am.

Gun recovered

Detectives have confirmed recovering the gun used in the shooting.

Nine bullets and a spent cartridge have also been recovered as exhibit awaiting analysis by ballistic experts.

The Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti, said Babu will be charged with attempted murder.

Babu was arrested this morning at Nairobi Hospital where he had taken Orinda for treatment. He is being held at Kilimani  Police Station.

In his defence, Babu insists the gun drama was triggered by an attempt on his life by his political opponents.

In a statement, the MP said he had been receiving threats, prompting him to speak about it in public and report the same to the police.

“I have been receiving threats against my life and even reported an attempted assassination at the Parliament Police Station under OB number OB21/17/11/2019. I have been living under the weight of intimidation and threats,” he said.

The MP said he was surrounded by aggressive individuals while he was in the company of his friends at the club, leading to an exchange of fire.

“While enjoying the company of my friends at a popular Nairobi restaurant, I was surrounded by a large group of aggressive individuals. In the melee, there was an exchange of gunfire,” read the statement.

Owino has appealed to the police to investigate the matter to find out who were the individuals who attacked him and what was their motive.

His lawyer Cliff Ombeta said the MP reacted after aggressive people approached him as if they wanted to harm him.

"The MP realised the guy who was shot was one of his close friends and rushed him to hospital," he said, adding that the incident was regrettable.

Lawyer Cliff Ombeta next to the vehicle that ferried Felix Orinda to the hospital. The vehicle is at Kilimani Police Station. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

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