Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili — popularly known as Babu Owino — has been denied bail and remanded for a week pending preparation of a probation report b the Milimani law courts.
Babu pleaded not guilty of shooting Felix Orinda alias DJ Evolve at B-Club on Galana Road, Kilimani on Friday morning. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
This was despite his lawyer, Cliff Ombeta, challenging the prosecution’s plea to detain the lawmaker on the ground that he could interfere with the witnesses.
Babu was charged with unlawfully attempting to try to “cause the death of Felix Orinda by shooting him on the neck’.
Andayi defended the seven day remand arguing that the High Court once extended a remand period due to the logistics required to prepare the bail report.
He also opposed pleas by defence lawyer Danstan Omari to have Babu remanded at Gigiri Police Station and instead ordered that he be remanded to a remand prison.