Babu Owino rearrested moments after being released on bail


Embakasi East MP Paul Ogili alias Babu Owino has been rearrested after being  released on a cash bail of Sh. 500, 000 and two sureties of Sh. 1 million each.

Babu was arrested in the cells by CID officers and driven off while his supporters protested.
Teargas filled the air outside milimani law courts silencing and dispersing the crowd.
His lawyer Otiende Omolo is alleged to have been in a wrangle with the police at milimani cells while trying to protest Babu rearrest.
Sources told law and power Kenya that Babu could have been arrested over more hate speech tweets.
Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi had a few hours ago released him on bond on grounds that the prosecution has failed to show compelling reasons to warrant denial of bond.

The magistrate added that the 2 sureties of 1m should be of people from equal standing in society as Babu’s.
His lawyer senior counsel James Orengo requested that his client be stuck around as the sureties are being processed since there were 10 NASA legislators in court ready to stand surety for him.
Among legislators in court  were Nairobi women representative Esther Pasaris, former Senator Johnstone Muthama and Mbita MP Milly Othiambo.
Babu was charged yesterday with subversion, incitement to violence and offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace.
Babu Owino was charged in count one with uttering words, ‘kama Gadaffi alitolewa na wananchi, kama Gbagbo alitolewa na wananchi, kama Yahya Jamme alitolewa na wananchi, we we in nani? We we in mtoto was mbwa’, words which were calculated to excite disaffection against the presidency.
The MP is alleged to have comitted the offence on 24th September 2017 at stage 46, Kawangware, Dagoretti within Nairobi County.
He also had an alternative charge to the first count of incitement to violence where he was charged that the words he uttered were calculated to lead to disobedience of lawful authority.
The legislator was charged with a another count of offensive conduct where he is alleged to have uttered the words ‘ wewe ni mtoto wa mbwa’, words which were intended to provoke breach of peace.
He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
Babu was represented by four lawyers including senior counsel James Orengo, Otiende Amolo, Edwin Sifuna, Ochieng Oginga.