- The court today listened to Babu Owino’s pleas and halved his cash bail to Ksh5 Million.
- The Embakasi East Member Of Parliament had earlier on been asked to pay a Ksh 10 Million cash bail.
- The court also ruled that Babu Owino was not to be forced to pay DJ Evolve’s medical bills.
Babu Owino cash bail reduced 5 Million: Babu Owino is today, Tuesday, 3rd 2020, a happy man after the high court ruled in his favor.
The legislature and Embakasi East Member Of Parliament had earlier on appealed the high court to reduce his cash bail. He had in his appeal noted that the amount was unattainable
Hon Babu Owino today appeared before high court judge, Justice Luka Kimaru where his cash bail appeal was discussed and ruled upon.
Reasons for cash bail appeal
About two months ago, Babu Owino was arrested for shooting and injuring DJ Evolve, real names Felix Orinda.
The incident took place at an uptown raving joint, the Nairobi B-Club and was captured by the security CCTVs.
Babu then took the DJ to Nairobi hospital where the DJ was given first aid treatment that doctors say saved his life.
The hospital had done all they could in making sure the DJ survived the incident. Babu was later arrested and taken to jail.
The court, after some weeks of deliberating released him on orders that he would pay a Ksh10 Million cash bail. He was however advised to pay the money in installments.
Appealing Cash Bail
Babu appealed the cash bail saying it was a huge amount to come with at the time. He argued that he still was taking care of DJ Evolve’s medical expenditure and that would be too much to raise.
Weeks ago, the legislature shared a receipt he had been billed by Nairobi Hospital which made Kenyans angry.
Babu Owino had been asked to pay Ksh 6.9 Million to the hospital. This was to cover DJ Evolve’s medical bill and hospital expenditure.
All this he argued while filing his appeal had become too much for one person to handle.
Court Ruling on appeal
The high court today ruled to reduce Babu’s cash bail. high court judge, Justice Luka Kimaru, leading the hearing halved the cash bail. He asked the accused to pay Ksh5 million as bail.
The judge also noted that Babu was not to be forced to pay DJ Evolve’s medical expenditure.
He added that it was a moral obligation for Babu to pay the medical bills but was in no way forced by law to so.
A few days ago, DJ Evolve’s family had asked Kenyans for help in making sure their son came out of the hospital okay. Evolve’s father, speaking to the press, said he had used up everything.
He was then appealing to well-wishers who wanted to assist in settling his son’s medical bill.