A case that took the better part of January is now coming to an end if the news that are reaching us. The Embakasi East Mp. Babu Owino case has been withdrawn.
Hon. Babu Owino is facing a murder case of attempting to end the life of DJ Evolve. The DJ who is currently recuperating in hospital seems to be fairing well.
The court, however, gave tough conditions for the MP’s release from Industrial Area Prison, one being payment of the first instalment of Sh2.5 million before he was freed.
Mr Andayi set other conditions, noting the need to avoid the impression that the payment was used to hoodwink the court into grating the suspect bail.
He said Babu acted with impunity when he offered to pay the bills but also noted that detaining him would be tantamount to fully withdrawing the services the DJ is receiving at The Nairobi Hospital.
Mr Andayi further said there were compelling reasons to deny the MP bail but that he reconsidered the matter so he can pay the bills.
Any unutilised portion of the Sh10 million will remain deposited in court until the case is concluded.
Chief Magistrate Andayi further ordered the MP to present two sureties of equal amounts.
His lawyers Cliff Ombeta, Dunstan Omari, Duncan Okatchi and Charles Omanga said Mathare MP Antony Oluoch and Nominated Senator Beatrice Kwamboka would stand surety for the MP.
Mr Oluoch and Ms Kwamboka were asked to deposit copies of their national identity cards and passports in court.
Mr Andayi also said Babu must not drink alcohol or take narcotics in a public place, or interfere with witnesses, until the case is heard and determined.
Mr Andayi further said Babu cannot comment on the case in any forum, be it in the media or at public gatherings that he will attend in his capacity as an MP.
The court allowed the prosecution to make any application to have the bail terms reviewed or cancelled whenever the terms are breached.