NASA MPs to visit Babu Owino at Parklands Police Station


NASA MPs to visit Babu Owino at Parklands Police Station
Embakasi East MP, FILE PHOTO: Babu Owino arraigned in court following allegations of abusing President Kenyatta

A section of National Super Alliance (NASA) legislators are expected to visit Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino at Parklands Police Station on Sunday afternoon.

The ODM Party Director of Communications, Philip Etale, said the NASA lawmakers are set to visit Owino at 1.30 pm.

“NASA Legislators will today at 1:30 pm visit their colleague Babu Owino at Parklands Police Station,” Etale tweeted.

Babu Owino was arrested on Friday afternoon following accusations of assaulting a parking attendant at an entertainment joint in Westlands, Nairobi on January 11.

He spent Friday and Saturday night in police cells after efforts by opposition leaders and University of Nairobi students to secure his freedom failed.

NASA leader Raila Odinga and his counterpart Moses Wetangula on Saturday stormed Parklands Police Station demanding to know the reasons behind the arrest of the controversial MP and why he could not be released immediately.

Their quest to have the first-time legislator released however hit a dead end, with Owino being forced to spend his entire weekend behind bars.

UoN students also staged protests in the city on Saturday demanding Babu Owino’s release but they were repulsed by anti-riot police.

This is the second time in less than six months that the legislator has been arrested for assault.

Babu Owino is set to be arraigned in court on Monday.

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