Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili, popularly known as Babu Owino, was on Tuesday evening released from Industrial Area Remand Prison a day after the court granted him a Sh10 million cash bail.
Owino, who is accused of shooting and wounding Felix Orinda, alias DJ Evolve, was allowed to leave the detention facility after depositing Sh2.5 million, the first installment of his cash bail.
Owino was on Monday granted a Sh10 million cash bail by Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi but was ordered to pay the amount in four installments of Sh2.5 million over the next four months.
The magistrate ruled that the money would be used to settle the victim’s hospital bill with the remaining amount serving as bail. Owino was also barred from consuming narcotics or alcohol in a public establishment.
On January 17th, Owino pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and behaving disorderly while carrying a firearm and was locked for seven days pending the Monday’s bail ruling.
DJ Evolve, 25, is currently admitted at the Critical Care Unit at The Nairobi Hospital after he underwent surgery last week.