Babu Owino Arrested again
Babu Owino Arrested again

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has been re-arrested at the Milimani Law Courts shortly after he was freed on bail in subversion case.

He was released on a cash bail of Sh. 500,000 and provide two sureties of Sh. 1 million each.

According to sources, Babu is expected to be charged with assault, an offense he committed when he was vying for the SONU Chairman’s seat.

In his ruling, Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi said that he found no compelling reasons from the prosecution to detain him.

The court, however, ordered him be released on condition that the two sureties are of equal standings in society with the accused.

Owino’s team of lawyers, led by Siaya Senator James Orengo, had asked the court to grant him bail, but the prosecution opposed the application, arguing that Owino was a flight risk as he has no known fixed abode.

Babu Owino is facing charges of subversion and offensive conduct, as well as an alternative charge of incitement to violence.

The MP denied the charges after spending two nights in police custody.


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