Kenyan DJ and performer Felix Orinda, popularly known as DJ Evolve, was shot in a club by Kenyan politician Babu Owino on January 16, 2020.
DJ Evolve underwent two surgeries and spent several months at the Intensive Care Unit of Nairobi Hospital and was finally discharged in May.
Babu Owino whose real name is Paul Ongili is a Kenyan politician representing Embakasi East. Following the shooting, Babu Owino was remanded at the Kilimani Police Station for seven days.
The video of the shooting incident which occurred at B-Club, a high-end bar in Nairobi’s Kilimani Estate, went viral in Kenya some months ago.
Witnesses who were at the club said it all began with banter between the two, who teased each other about the size of their guns. It is not clear if DJ Evolve also had a gun or if gun was a euphemism for something else.
In the middle of the argument over who carries the biggest gun, which had gone on for minutes, MP Babu lost it and pulled out a gun, shooting DJ Evolve twice in the neck.
MP Paul Ongili aka Babu Owino was arraigned in court, and in his ruling, Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi directed Babu Owino to deposit Sh10 million cash bail in four equal instalments of Sh2.5 million each for three months.
The Magistrate said that some of the money would be used to settle DJ Evolve’s medical bills.
However, on Tuesday, March 3, Justice Luka Kimaru said there were no compelling reasons to deny Babu Owino bail, adding that he is not obliged to continue paying the DJ’s medical bill.
Africans are currently protesting the court’s bias and demanding that Babu Owino faces the full wrath of the law in justice to DJ Evolve who he shot.
Politicians and powerful people in Africa often get preferential treatment when they commit a crime.