In Summary
  • MPs Babu Owino and Charles Njagua fought in Parliament on Tuesday following an argument on respecting President Kenyatta.

  • Babu says he was attacked by people who wanted to kill him. He will not sue over the attack.

  • The legislators risk being suspended from Parliament for 28 days.

Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili – popularly known as Babu Owino – has said he does not regret fighting with his Starehe counterpart Charles Njagua alias Jaguar.

The two lawmakers fought at Parliament Buildings on Tuesday following an argument over the legitimacy of the presidency and respect for President Uhuru Kenyatta.


Addressing the media at Okoa Kenya offices on Tuesday, Mr Ongili said he was only acting in self-defence “after a malicious attack” and he has no reason to be remorseful.

“I cannot regret because I was defending myself. It was an act of self-defence in the face of a malicious attack. If I did not defend myself, right now, it would be a different story. Embakasi East residents would be missing their MP and Kenyan citizens would now be mourning,” he said.

Mr Ongili claimed his action was necessary as his life was in danger and he had to act swiftly to save his life, further alleging that the attack might have been planned.


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