Babu Owino Cries Out After Assassination Attempt During Night Drive

  • Embakasi East MP Babu Owino who revealed that some unknown people tried to assassinate him while on the road on the night of Saturday, November 16, 2019. Twitter
  • Embakasi East MP Babu Owino on Sunday, November 17, reached out to Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai after an assassination attempt on his life left him shaken.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Owino disclosed that he was driving on Saturday, November 16, after carrying out personal errands when a saloon car started trailing him.

    The car followed him to Ngong Road and at some point tried to block him but he luckily was able to speed off.

    Owino added that he was driving by himself revealing that he was not able to see the faces of any of his assailants.

    Embakasi East MP Babu Owino. Some thugs attempted to block his car while he was driving home on the night of Saturday, November 16, 2019.
    Embakasi East MP Babu Owino. Some thugs attempted to block his car while he was driving home on the night of Saturday, November 16, 2019.

    "Over the past couple of months, I have been on the receiving end of hateful abuse and indeed threats against my life for my outspoken brand of politics.

    "I am known for speaking out in defense of ordinary people without fear or favor. This seems to be rubbing some people in high places the wrong way. Regardless, I have done my duty to the people fearlessly and will continue to do so until the Lord calls me home," posted the MP on his social media platforms.

    He also disclosed that he had increasingly received hate messages from unknown people and that the vitriol was rising by the day.

    "In recent weeks, this vitriol has been getting increasingly worse and over the last few days, I can report that I am a targeted man.

    "I have been consistently followed during the day and at night by a saloon vehicle that I now know with four occupants. Yesterday, these men made an attempt on my life!" He continued.

    "I have reported this attempt today at Parliament Police Station. I call upon the Inspector General of Police to immediately launch investigations into this issue and bring those behind these assassination attempts to book," he stated.

    Babu Owino reached out to IG Hillary Mutyambai (pictured) after the near death experience along Ngong Road on the night of Saturday, November 16, 2019.
    Babu Owino reached out to IG Hillary Mutyambai (pictured) after the near-death experience along Ngong Road on the night of Saturday, November 16, 2019.