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Mp Babu Owino Due in Court for Bail Request

Embakasi East lawmaker Babu Owino was due back at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday where Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi was scheduled to consider a pre-bail report set to be filed by the Department of Probation Services.

Owino was on January 20 committed to remand awaiting the presentation of the report in court.

During the bail hearing on January 20, Andayi declined a request to have the legislator detained at the Gigiri Police Station where he had been held since being arrested.

The MP,was accused of unlawfully attempting to end the life of Felix Odhiambo Orinda after shooting him in the neck, contrary to Section 222 of the Penal Code.

Owino’s lawyer, Cliff Ombeta, filed an application for the release of the MP asking the court instead to restrict him from accessing B-Club, where the prosecution said potential witnesses worked.

CCTV footage from the club showed Owino, a former University of Nairobi student leader, shooting the DJ, while smoking shisha.

The DJ is still admitted to Nairobi Hospital having undergone surgeries to remove a bullet that was lodged in his neck.

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Timothy Omondi