Babu Owino Hits at DPP Haji With Fiery Comeback

  • Embakasi East MP Babu Owino (pictured). He stated that he had not been served with the summon documents on Thursday, October 17. Facebook
  • Embakasi East MP Babu Owino on Thursday, October 17, responded to DPP Noordin Haji's summon over inciteful remarks made during the Kibra elections.

    In a post on his Facebook account, Babu Owino stated that he had been made aware of the document by the DPP directing his summoning to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to record a statement via social media.

    He, however, maintained that he had not been served with the document.

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    Embakasi East MP Babu Owino. He warned the DPP of issuing illegal orders on Thursday, October 17.

    "If indeed it is true that the ODPP has written this letter then as a lawyer and as a lawmaker, I would wish to remind him that the NCIC is an independent statutory body established under the National Cohesion and Integration Act No.12 of 2008 and does not take directions from any individual or office.

    "It is imperative that the ODPP respects the same law that he is sworn to uphold and desists from issuing reckless and illegal orders. So I will await formal communication from the NCIC failure to which I will treat the ODPP’s social media communication as rumours," he fired at the DPP.

    He added that he was ready to stand by his public utterances in any forum stating, "My conscience is clear. I am protected by the Bill of Rights enshrined in our Constitution."

    Haji had on Wednesday night called for the vocal legislator alongside Suna East MP, Junet Mohammed and ODM loyalist Ishard Sumra to be investigated.

    "The inflammatory pronouncements made on October 14, 2019, at DC grounds in Kibra Constituency by the political leaders, border on incitement to violence and ethnic profiling," read an excerpt of Haji statement.

    Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji addresses a press conference at his Nairobi office on July 22, 2019
    Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji addresses a press conference at his Nairobi office on July 22, 2019.