In Summary
  • A police report seen by the Nation states that the MP drew his pistol and opened fire on the DJ, identified as Felix Orinda, after a heated exchange.

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino will be charged with attempted murder, the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti has said.

This comes after the legislator allegedly shot and injured a DJ at a popular night club in Kilimani, Nairobi, in the early hours of Friday morning.

“We will charge him with attempted murder. It is apparent that he wanted to kill the man,” Mr Kinoti said.

Police Friday morning arrested the stormy Orange Democratic Movement lawmaker over the 4 am shooting incident at B Club on Galana Road.

A police report seen by the Nation states that the MP drew his pistol and opened fire on the DJ, identified as Felix Orinda, after a heated exchange.

“He drew his pistol and shot the DJ in the neck. The victim was rushed to Nairobi Hospital in serious condition by the management of the club,” the report said in part.

Crime scene tape at Galana Plaza where B Club is located

Crime scene tape at Galana Plaza where B Club is located. PHOTO | COURTESY

Detectives say they rushed to the scene but were yet to find the firearm.

“Officers are currently at the scene searching for the cartridge,” the report says.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations confirmed Mr Owino’s arrest.

“The MP is in lawful custody as further investigations continue,” the DCI said in a Twitter post.

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