UPDATE Thursday, April 16: Father of DJ Evolve, formally known as Felix Orinda, disclosed that his son was recuperating well at Nairobi Hospital.
Speaking exclusively to Kenyans.co.ke, John Orinda noted that his son could not do several things on his own save for walking. He, however, was yet to learn the bill that DJ Evolve had accumulated at the hospital.
"I have been coming to the hospital but I did not get to meet the management so I do not know how much the bill is at now. I think it has crossed the Ksh14 million mark," he stated.
Father of DJ Evolve, formally known as Felix Orinda, has opened up about his son's health condition since he was shot in the neck in a club incident, in which Embakasi East MP Babu Owino is a person of interest.
Speaking exclusively to Kenyans.co.ke, the father, John Orinda, hinted that his son's health was improving but the bill had continued skyrocketing.
He disclosed that Orinda could, with help, sit on his hospital bed as well as eat food and that he was breathing fine.
Since the incident took place on the night of Thursday, January 16, the bill has been on a steady rise and has since surpassed the Ksh12 million mark.
"He can sit and eat with help though he can't walk or leave his bed. The bill is still rising and as of now, it is nearing to Ksh13 million.
"For this week I have not checked how far the bill has reached but judging by his condition, it is still set to go up. I am not sure if Babu Owino will settle all of it," stated John.
Owino, in his response to Kenyans.co.ke, vowed to help the family settle the DJ's bill noting that DJ Evolve was his friend.
"Evolve was a personal friend of mine and we shall pursue ways to help settle that bill," noted Babu.
A High Court judge, on Tuesday, March 3, absolved the legislator from being compelled to settle the ailing DJ's bill, explaining that Owino should do it on his own volition.
Judge Luka Kimaru, in his ruling at the time, stated that the order to pay the bill could only be issued by a civil court and not a criminal court.
"The accused person should continue paying the hospital bill as a moral duty to him, not as a court order. If he fails to pay, it is up to him and his God," he ruled.