Babu Owino Triggers Nelson Havi's Wrath in Public Spat

  • Lawyer Nelson Havi and Embakasi East lawmaker Babu Owino at a past event.
    Lawyer Nelson Havi and Embakasi East lawmaker Babu Owino at a past event.
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  • LSK President Nelson Havi was on Friday, September 25, infuriated after Embakasi East MP Babu Owino insulted him on a statement on Facebook.

    His statement followed a press briefing made by Havi, where he had issued the president with an ultimatum on the dissolution of parliament.

    "Spent the better part of my afternoon with senior counsel Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba at his law firm. We discussed Chief Justice Maraga’s request, Nelson Havi’s stupidity and education to our children," reads Owino's statement.

    Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi during a past court session.
    Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi during a past court session.
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    The renowned lawyer did not take the statement lightly and took to the comment section to indicate that he had cursed the legislator.

     "I got you out of trouble with the law twice when you abused President Uhuru Kenyatta and no lawyer wanted to be seen with you. I hereby curse you as the King of Maragoli: you will not be re-elected to Parliament," Havi wrote.

    In addition, Havi took his battle to Twitter where he called upon Embakasi East residents, specifically women, to recall the MP for belittling women.

    He added that the ODM Party should demand Owino's resignation having been attempted murder.

    "Those in favour of Babu Owino being recalled by the women of Embakasi for belittling the two-thirds gender requirement and being expelled by the party having been charged with attempted murder say yes," Havi posed on Twitter.

    In a press briefing on Thursday, Havi stated that the president would be in violation of the constitution should he fail to dissolve Parliament on or before October 12, 2020. 

    "A by-election is to be held within 90 days of the dissolution of Parliament as provided for under title 101, sub-article 4, paragraph B of the Constitution of Kenya. The MPs elected in the by-election shall serve until the next general election in August 2022," Havi stated.

    The High Court has since suspended Chief Justice David Maraga's advisory to President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament pending the determination of a petition filed by two Kenyans.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili aka Babu Owino on Friday, August 21, at KICC, Nairobi during the issuance of title deeds.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta and Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili aka Babu Owino on Friday, August 21, at KICC, Nairobi during the issuance of title deeds.
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