Embakasi East MP Babu Owino was arrested on Friday (17.0.2020) morning for shooting a DJ at B-Club, police said.
“The MP is in custody,” said George Kinoti, the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), “he was arrested for shooting a man at the club.”
He said the shooting occurred around 8 am. A detective who saw the victim said he was shot in the neck. The victim was identified as Felix Orinda alias Evolve, a Disk Jockey at the club, who is well known to the MP.
“He suffered serious injuries and has been rushed to Nairobi Hospital,” the officer said, “he was shot after a brief argument at the club”.
Police said the MP was arrested at Nairobi Hospital where the victim had been rushed for treatment.
When reached for comment, Kilimani DCIO Fatuma Hadi said she was at the scene, but did not immediately provide more details.
Meanwhile on Twitter Babu Owino is a top trending topic. Kenyans on Twitter have seemingly had enough with Owino’s antics and are bashing the MP for his hooligan ways while asking the DCI to make sure that he does not walk. Some are also choosing to make light of the situation by saying the DJ played a song that Babu did not like ans he shot him.
— #wajingasisi (@terernicholas82) January 17, 2020
Labda Babu Owino alirequest ile ngoma ya "Raila tibim,tibim. Raila tialala,tialala 🎶🎶" instead DJ akaplay "Wabebwe skiloo. Wabebwe waskie aah! aah! 🎶" Babu akaamua huyu jamaa atabebwa hosi 😂
— Moses Sirikwa (@moseskiprop_) January 17, 2020
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) January 17, 2020
He must face the law as any other mwanainchi… #BabuOwino he is a threat to the people of kenya
— Tats (@Tatsgathii) January 17, 2020
— James .M (@mwaijames) January 17, 2020
After BBU is arrested, I expect law makers the likes of Otiende, Murkomen, Kilonzo Junior and other lawyers defending him and claiming he is innocent. Babu Owino and BBI team are a disgrace to our country
— Muturi wa Karanja (@pk_muturi) January 17, 2020
Babu Owino hasn't stopped the hooliganism that he was doing in UoN. I have never been a fan of the guy since the day I saw him unleash goons to beat up Mike Jacobs. He has been Arrested in a connection to a shooting that happened at B-Club last night. Shame on such 'Leaders'
— Sir. Florian Musau 🇰🇪 (@FlorianMusau) January 17, 2020
The former SONU chairman has also taken to social media to release a statement to the public insinuating that this was all a ploy to take him down. He also asked his supporters to remain calm as the police conduct their investigations free of fear and intimidation.
B-Club is an upmarket nightclub at Galana Plaza in Kilimani, Nairobi, often frequented by the middle and upper class.