Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has moved to the High Court to seek a review of his Sh10 million bail terms, even as many Kenyans faulted the Judiciary for being lenient on him.
Additionally, the MP has also filed a second application seeking to bar the DPP from commenting on his case in relation to bail.
Babu is challenging the DPP’s decision to address the media on the issue of his bail.
The MP was on Tuesday released from the Industrial Area remand after depositing Sh2.5 million – the first installment of his Sh10 million bail.
A Milimani court had on Monday ordered Babu to deposit Sh10 million bail to secure his freedom, part of which is to go towards paying hospital bills for DJ Evolve, whom he is accused of shooting.
Babu was also ordered to keep off alcohol and narcotic drug in a public establishment during the tenure of the case.
Babu Owino in court
Babu was charged with the attempted murder of Felix Odhiambo, commonly known as DJ Evolve, at B-club on January 17.
Chief magistrate Francis Andayi said Babu Owino should deposit the Sh10 million bail in four equal installments of Sh 2.5 million each in three months.
Babu Owino finally released from prison after paying Sh2.5 million bail DJ Evolve’s family had opposed Babu’s release, citing security concerns.
The MP is said to have become disorderly while carrying a pistol and firing one round of ammunition while intending to shoot at the DJ.
The prosecution had opposed his release on bail and he was detained at Industrial Area for seven days, this in addition to the weekend he had spent behind bars following his arrest on a Friday.