A disk jockey (DJ) who was shot and wounded by Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili, alias Babu Owino early this year wants the attempted murder case against the politician withdrawn.
Felix Orinda, popularly known as DJ Evolve, filed an application to have the case withdrawn through his lawyer Kenneth Mumbo.
In documents filed in court, Orinda says that after intense deliberations with his family, they agreed he focuses on his health condition instead of the case facing Mr. Owino, which he claims has affected his healing process due to divided attention.
But the court granted the prosecution’s request for more time to assess DJ Evolve’s mental state before withdrawing the charges leveled against Owino.
They are further seeking to establish the motivation behind the decision by DJ Evolve and his family to withdraw the case.
“It is my considered view that the application by the prosecution is merited and once the DPP satisfies himself of the issues raised is expected that a comprehensive response will be given that will be able to guide the status of this case going forward,” reads court ruling.
The matter will be mentioned on November 9th, 2020.
Owino is said to have shot Orinda on the neck at B-Club in Nairobi’s Kilimani area on January 17th.
Orinda was admitted at the Nairobi Hospital for six months and underwent multiple surgeries before he was discharged in June to recuperate at home.
Following the shooting incident, MP Owino was arrested and arraigned in court, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and disorderly behavior while carrying a firearm. He was freed on a cash bail of Sh5 million pending the hearing and determination of the case.