New Petition Filed to Remove Babu Owino

  • A new petition has been filed to seek the removal of Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino from office.

    The petition was submitted by Bernard Abuya Momanyi who wants Mr Owino to be stripped of his position as MP after his fight with Starehe lawmaker Charles Njagua aka Jaguar.

    In line with Section (2) of Standing Order 227 on the committal of petitions, the Committee chaired by Speaker Justin Muturi has 60 days to investigate the matter and make recommendations to the house.

    [caption caption="Photo of the October Fight Between Babu and Jaguar"][/caption]

    The clerk shall, within 15 days of the decision of the House, in writing, notify the petitioner of the decision of the House on the petition.

    This is not the first petition filed against the vocal politician as previously, Jubilee politician Francis Mureithi challenged his August 8 victory in court citing irregularities.

    There were fears that Babu could lose his seat after it emerged that he had failed to file his responses in time as directed by the court.

    The Jubilee politician had further argued that the delay by Mr Owino was in breach of Supreme Court guidelines regarding election petitions.

    Owino's lawyers, Edwin Sifuna and Jackson Awele, pleaded with the Court to allow the applications citing that they did not notice the service orders when they were issued.

    In October, Babu and Jaguar exchanged blows at Parliament media centre after differing on several issues.

    A few days later, Jaguar asked the people of Starehe to forgive him and promised never to be involved in such scuffles.

    Babu, on his part, went to his Facebook account and confirmed that he had accepted the Starehe MP’s apology, noting that their conduct in Parliament was ‘unbecoming.’

    [caption caption="Charles Njagua aka Jaguar"][/caption]