Babu Owino freed on bail in voter assault case


Babu Owino freed on bail in voter assault case

Embattled Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has been freed on Sh200,000 cash bail or Sh500,000 bond by a Kibera court after denying charges of assaulting a voter on August 8.

The MP was re-arrested on Wednesday shortly after he was released on bail after spending two nights in police custody over utterances he allegedly made against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In the first case, the controversial MP faces subversion and incitement to violence charges while in the second case he faces charges of inflicting grievous harm to a voter, Joshua Obiende, at Soweto Social Hall in Embakasi an during elections and use of force during August 8th general election in violation of the Election Offences Act.

However, Owino has denied all charges in both cases and is now out of bail.

On Thursday, University of Nairobi students, where the MP is still the Student Organization of University of Nairobi, engaged police in running battles as they protested his dramatic re-arrest.

After being freed on Thursday afternoon, the controversial MPs supporters formed a human shield around him to protect him from being re-arrested forcing police to lob tear-gas canisters at them.

 

 

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