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Babu Owino: This Was An Attempted Assassination That I Foiled

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Embakasi East MP Hon Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino is going to be charged with attempted murder, the Director of Criminal Investigations’ (DCI) George Kinoti has said.

The legislator was arrested by DCI Detectives based at Kilimani earlier today after he allegedly shot and fatally injured a DJ atB Club on Galana Road, Nairobi in the early hours of Friday morning after an altercation.

Mr. Kinoti says he will be presented to the court after processing. “We will charge him with attempted murder. It is apparent that he wanted to kill the man,” Mr Kinoti said.

Reports say the controversial Orange Democratic Movement MP drew his pistol and opened fire on the DJ, Mr Felix Orinda, after they exchanged words. “He drew his pistol and shot the DJ in the neck. The victim was rushed to Nairobi Hospital in serious condition by the management of the club.”

According to his lawyer Cliff Ombeta, Babu was not involved in the shooting and everything else remain mete allegation, Ombeta has has further urged Babu supporters to remain calm as he’s in control of the situation.

Below is an official statement from Babu;

A few weeks ago, I made a public statement regarding threats that I had been receiving against my life. At the turn of the year, I reported an attempted assassination at the Parliament Police Station under OB number OB21/17/11/2019 at 17:28hrs. I have been living under the weight of intimidation and threats by my political opponents.

Yesterday was the culmination of these efforts by my enemies. While enjoying the company of my friends at a popular Nairobi restuarant, I was surrounded by a large group of aggressive individuals. In the melee, there was an exchange of gunfire.

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I invite the relevant authorities to conduct their investigations without fear or favor and I remain confident that the truth will come out.

I urge my supporters to remain calm. I will continue to serve wananchi fearlessly. This will not deter me from supporting H. E Uhuru Kenyatta and H. E Raila Odinga in the journey to transform our country.


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