Police officers on Saturday, January 18 moved Embakasi East MP Babu Owino from his detention cell at Kilimani Police Station.
K24 Digital reported that he was transferred to Gigiri Police Station after what was termed as a plan by his supporters to storm Kilimani to demand his release.
Detectives moved him to ensure normalcy of operations was maintained at Kilimani Police Station without civilian interruption.
According to a detective who spoke to the news outlet, police officers had spotted tens of youth, suspected to be the MP’s supporters, grouping near the police station.
“Intelligence reports reveal that the suspect’s supporters were planning to engage in unlawful activities at Kilimani Police Station, and therefore, we had to take precautions,” remarked the detective.
On Friday, January 17, the youthful parliamentarian was arrested by detectives after allegedly shooting and injuring a DJ at a popular club in Kilimani, Nairobi.
Confirming the arrest, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations indicated that Babu would be charged with attempted murder.
“We will charge him with attempted murder. It is apparent that he wanted to kill the man,” remarked DCI Director George Kinoti as quoted by Nation.
The directorate further indicated that they had managed to recover the pistol believed to have been used in the incident.
"Detectives based at Kilimani have today arrested Hon Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino, Member of Parliament for Embakasi East following a shooting incident at B Club, located along Galana Road within Kilimani.
"Detectives have managed to recover the firearm that is suspected to have been used by Hon. Babu Owino at the B Club shooting incident. Nine rounds of ammunition and a spent cartridge have also been recovered and placed as exhibit awaiting analysis by ballistic experts," read tweets from the DCI.
A DCI report added that the MP drew his pistol and opened fire on the DJ, identified as Felix Orinda, after a heated exchange.
“He drew his pistol and shot the DJ in the neck. The victim was rushed to Nairobi Hospital in serious condition by the management of the club,” read the report.
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