DJ Evolve Speaks Out After Babu Owino Shooting Drama

  • B-Club deejay Felix Orinda, popularly known as DJ Evolve, has spoken out about the shooting incident involving Embakasi East MP Babu Owino that landed him in the critical care unit of the Nairobi Hospital.

    As part of a formal report seeking to convince Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi to deny the lawmaker bail presented on Monday, January 27, the entertainer disclosed that he was still in shock.

    The victim who was shot in the neck further disclosed that the incident had traumatised him and left him fearing for his life.

    "I am tired, I am in pain and am traumatised. I don’t want to talk and I cannot fathom anything. I have not slept for days because I am scared of my life and future,” stated Evolve.

    Embakasi East MP Babu Owino at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday, January 20, 2020.

    During an interview conducted inside his ward, the entertainer, however, declined to comment on the lawmaker's ongoing bail hearing and remained mute on their relationship.

    Evolve's family, however, argued that Owino posed as a security threat to the family as well as the ailing DJ and as such should be denied bail. 

    "Owino wields a lot of power and may use the same to subvert justice.

    “Their plea to the court is that if the same is granted, other protective measures should be instituted to ensure the security of the victim, family and also to safeguard against witness interference,” read a section of the report.

    The family also stated that the victim, who is nursing a neck injury after the shooting at the Critical Care Unit at Nairobi Hospital, could not move his hands or legs.

    Owino was charged with two counts - attempt to commit murder and possession of a gun while drunk and disorderly.

    The lawmaker pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him which include attempted murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

    Lawyer Cliff Ombeta, who represents Owino, told the court that he had documents confirming his client had paid Ksh600,000 to Nairobi Hospital to cover the cost of Evolve's treatment.

    He requested that Babu be released on bond noting he had two young children and a wife at home.

    A photo of DJ Evolve who was allegedly shot at a popular club in Nairobi.