The High Court on Tuesday reviewed Embakasi East MP Babu
Owino’s bail terms from Sh10million to Sh5milion in the case where he is
accused of shooting DJ Evolve.
Justice Luka Kimaru said there were no compelling reasons to
deny the MP bail adding that he is not obliged to continue paying the DJ’s
He further stated that the consideration for cash bail to be
used for treatment for the DJ was not proper since an accused person is
innocent until proven guilty.
"The accused person should continue paying the hospital bill as a moral duty to him, not as a court order...if he fails to pay it is up to him,” said Justice Kimaru.
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In January, Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi
directed the MP to deposit a Sh10million cash bail in four installments of
Sh2.5 million to settle DJ Evolve's medical bill.
The magistrate also barred Babu from taking alcoholic drinks
in public establishments during the pendency of the case.
Andayi ruled that Orinda’s family was unable to settle the
hospital bill accruing at the Nairobi hospital where he was admitted after
allegedly being shot by the MP.
So far, Babu has paid Sh4.4million and is to deposit
Sh600,000 to secure his release.