Embakasi East MP Babu Owino on Friday, January 17, spoke out after he was arrested following a shooting incident at a popular club in Nairobi.
Through his social media, Babu explained that he was in the company of his friends at the club, when he was allegedly surrounded by a group of individuals.
"I was surrounded by a large group of aggressive individuals. In the melee, there was an exchange of gunfire," an excerpt from his post read.
Additionally, he stated that he had been facing threats from his political enemies.
"A few weeks ago, I made a public statement regarding threats that I had been receiving against my life. At the turn of the year, I reported an attempted assassination at the Parliament Police Station under OB number OB21/17/11/2019 at 17:28hrs.
"I have been living under the weight of intimidation and threats by my political opponents," he stated.
The MP requested the relevant authorities to look into the matter while at the same time urged his supporters to remain calm.
"I will continue to serve wananchi fearlessly. This will not deter me from supporting H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E Raila Odinga in the journey to transform our country," he concluded.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Friday, January 17, confirmed that the youthful MP would be charged with attempted murder.
In a police report seen by the Nation, the DCI stated that the MP would be taken to court after processing.
"We will charge him with attempted murder. It is apparent that he wanted to kill the man," Kinoti stated in a statement seen by Daily Nation.
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