Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has been acquitted in the Felix Orinda popularly known as DJ Evolve shooting case.
Ruling on the matter, Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi stated that the prosecution failed to prove the allegations.
He had been charged with misuse of a firearm and conducting himself in a disorderly manner.
"Yes, it is true. He has been acquitted of charges laid against him," his lawyer Duncan Okatch told Kenyans.co.ke.
The development marks a huge reprieve for the firebrand politician. The case has been a blot in his political career that has continued to go from strength to strength.
Signs that he would eventually win the case, emerged in 2020 after the victim, DJ Evolve, testified under oath that he did not see the parliamentarian at the time he was shot.
DJ Evolve also told the court that he did not see the firearm that was used to shoot him. He also maintained that he did not see anything wrong with Babu Owino taking care of his bills since they were friends.
The DJ further told the court that he was having a conversation with Babu at a popular club in Kilimani, Nairobi, where he worked as a disc jockey moments before he was shot.
“I was injured by a bullet but I don't know from which gun. I just found myself in a vehicle to hospital," he said while insisting that he made the testimony voluntarily.
"I came to find out that Babu Owino was supporting me and as a friend I expected my friends to look after me.”
Even as DJ Evolve claimed that he did not know who shot him, Babu Owino in June 2023, revealed that he had spent Ksh53 million to offset the entertainer's medical bills since the shooting.
The Embakasi East MP claimed that he was spending an average of Ksh70,000 per month to cater to the DJ's bills and food expenses.