Embakasi East Member of Paul Ongili, popularly known as Babu Owino will spend another night in custody following his arrest on Monday evening.
The newly elected MP was on Tuesday morning charged with teo accounts of subversion and uttering abusive words against President Uhuru, where he pleaded not guilty whole appearing before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi at the Milimani Law Court.
The prosecution requested the court to deny bail to the MP. Prosecution lawyer Nicholas Mutuku said the MP has four previous charges of similar nature and the gravity of the offence Owino faces is a compelling reason not to grant him bail.
In reply, Owino's lawyer James Orengo urged the court to look at the evidence before him and not what the prosecutions imagines, adding that the charges are defective. He said presidency is not a public officer and amorphous, and can run into scores of people.
The Court will on Wednesday rule on his bond application. Babu will, however, be transferred from Pangani Police Station to Kileleshwa.