A video has emerged online showing a person believed to be Embakasi East MP Babu Owino pulling a trigger on his target, a DJ at a popular B-club in Nairobi upmarket.
In the CCTV video that is trending online, a brief altercation ensues between the legislator and the DJ.
In a nick of time, the MP who is smoking shisha, draws out his gun and shoots the man at a close range.
The revelers scamper and the MP is seen, a little while later, being assisted to drag the man outside the club.
The video has raised a storm among netizens with many calling for justice to the victim.
Siwezi ata thubutu kushika simu nikiendesha gari!!!!! A mheshimiwa on MY tax payers pay roll is untouchable enough to draw a gun and shoot someone close range without even flinching????!!! This Kenya is not my own!!! JUSTICE MUST MOVE TODAY!!!!! NOW!!! #justicefordjevolve
— Kamene Goro (@KameneGoro) January 17, 2020
Babu Owino did not fall from the sky yesterday, his history & behaviour is known. We emboldened him when we elected him MP. Some of the problems we face as Kenyans will end when WE stop elevating mediocrity, when we stop rewarding hooliganism. Will we? I DOUBT #justicefordjevolve
— Ben Kairu (@bkairu5) January 17, 2020
— Brian Khaniri (@BKhaniri) January 17, 2020
Babu Owino at B Club, Kilimani (video)
1. He was smoking shisha
2. No physical threat from DJ Evolve
3. He was conscious of what he was doing
4. He didn't put the shisha pipe down
5. Did he rush DJ Evolve to hospital?#JusticeForDJEvolvepic.twitter.com/n8YQDUqUpA
— Nahashon Kimemia (@nahashon87) January 17, 2020
Earlier on Friday, DCI detectives arrested the MP over the 7am incident. They have since recovered the suspects firearm and nine rounds of ammunition plus spent cartridge.
#UPDATE | Detectives have managed to recover the firearm that is suspected to have been used by Hon. Babu Owino at the B Club shooting incident.
Nine rounds of ammunition and a spent cartridge have also been recovered and placed as exhibit awaiting analysis by ballistic experts. pic.twitter.com/wbGocB32CW
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) January 17, 2020
The victim is said to be recovering and out of danger, according to some tweeps who claim to have visited him at Nairobi Hospital where he is admitted.
Babu Owino MUST Face the double-edged Sword of the Law. Why draw a Gun and Shoot unArmed DJ?
I'll not be SURPRISED to see some Mps going to visit Babu, but they can't go to the Hospital where DJ Evolve is fighting for his Life, it is IRONICAL.#JusticeforDjEvolve pic.twitter.com/BlRwlGYKSl
— Kawangware Finest™️ (@cbs_ke) January 17, 2020
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