Court sets free Babu Owino in DJ Evolve’s Attempted Murder Case

Court sets free Babu Owino in DJ Evolve’s Attempted Murder Case

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,14TH DEC 2021-Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has been set free in the attempted murder case against Felix Orinda also known as  DJ Evolve.

The ruling was delivered on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, after the court allowed the withdrawal of the case by DJ Evolve.

Magistrate Bernard Ochoi discharged Owino following an out of court settlement with DJ evolve.

However, Owino  is not out of the hook just yet  since  he will be   prosecuted in the second count of behaving disorderly while carrying a firearm.

In March 2021, a Nairobi court ordered the full disclosure of the details of a reconciliation deal reportedly arrived at between the Embakasi East MP and DJ Evolve.

Principal Magistrate Benard Ochoi was delivering a ruling on Evolve’s petition to withdraw the attempted murder charges levelled against the MP when he gave the directive.

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino/FILE IMAGE

The magistrate ruled that the application did not meet the threshold, but maintained avenues for further engagements. Then in July the same year, the court heard that the Orinda family and Owino had made “tremendous progress” in their engagements and there were only a few documents remaining that they are needed in order to facilitate an out of court settlement.

The MP, who is charged with the attempted murder of DJ Evolve after he shot him in the neck at B-Club in Kilimani last year January 20, was at the time out on bail.

In October 2020, DJ Evolve stated that the family had agreed to drop the case through his lawyer and focus on getting better.

The prosecution responded by saying that they need time to establish the motivation behind the DJ’s sudden change of tune before the charges could be withdrawn.

The Magistrate also noted that the court had not been informed whether or not compensation had been made to DJ Evolve.

At the time, DJ Evolve narrated how the case had affected his process of healing, and how he wanted to focus on recovery.

The shooting  at Nairobi’s B-club  DJ Evolve  was admitted and placed in the ICU at Nairobi Hospital on January 17,2021.

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