John Orinda, father to Felix Orinda, alias DJ Evolve, has revealed that Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has spent up to the tune of Ksh 800,000 on his son's medical bill.
In a phone interview with K24 Digital, John expressed his gratitude to Owino, despite the fact that the legislator shot his son at B Club in Nairobi on January 17.
"I thank Babu Owino for taking my son to Nairobi Hospital. I think he would have died had he taken him to a medical facility that has limited equipment. So far, the MP has paid Ksh 800, 000 for Felix’s treatment,” John was quoted by the publication.
He revealed that his son was still in critical condition but remained hopeful that he would convalesce.
“He (Felix) has been having difficulty breathing for the last four days. Currently, he is unable to talk,” John Orinda informed.
“His spinal cord was badly affected. On Tuesday, January 28, he was scheduled for a surgical operation, but the doctors said he wasn’t in good shape to undergo the exercise. The medical procedure was, as a result, pushed back to February 4,” the Homa Bay County native added.
According to the publication, Felix still has a blood clot in his neck as informed by a source from the hospital.
Owino was freed by the court on Monday, January 27, on a Ksh10 million cash bail, following a spell of seven days in remand.
However, the legislator moved to court on January 30, to have the cash bail reduced. He argued that he was already committed to covering the medical bill, and according to him, the bail amount was too much.
Through his lawyer, Duncan Oketch, Owino countered the terms set by Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi as stiff and indicative of him being guilty, contrary to the doctrine of presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
His application was filed at the High Court in Nairobi on January 30.
In the application, Owino requested to have DPP Noordin Haji barred from publicly revealing details of the MP's attempted murder case, on all social media platforms.
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