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Protests: DPP withdraws case against MP Babu Owino

Babu Owino now says he will move to court to seek compensation

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Babu Owino (R) was freed alongside six others

The Director of Public Prosecution has dropped charges against Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino and six others for taking part in nationwide anti-government protests last year.

The legislator was charged alongside Calvina Okoth Otieno alias Gaucho, Tom Ondongo Ong’udi, Michael Otieno Omondi, Pascal Ouma, Kevin Wambo and Willys Owino Baraka with Conspiracy to commit subversive activities (picketing) in July last year during the protests called by the Azimio la Umoja-One coalition over the high cost of living.

The DPP had applied to have the matter withdrawn after a high court decision that declared the charge unconstitutional.

“I have considered the submissions, the application made by the prosecution is meditated and therefore the case is terminated,” said Milimani chief magistrate Lucas Onyina.

Babu Owino now says he will move to the high court to seek compensation saying his rights had been violated.

“We will file a constitutional petition, we will seek damages and the cost from the state. We were unfairly treated, without food water and even legal representation,” he said.

KBC Reporter
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