Embakasi East MP Babu Owino came under fire in regards to remarks made before the gun drama at B Club on Friday morning.
Babu was arrested after it was claimed that he shot a DJ at the popular B-Club in Kilimani, Nairobi.
Eyewitnesses at the scene narrated that the controversial politician drew his gun after a scuffle ensued within the building.
Police reports indicated that the representative shot the entertainer identified as Felix Orinda alias DJ Evolve, on the neck.
Further information disclosed that Babu was found at the Nairobi Hospital where the victim had been rushed to.
The authorities revealed that no firearm or cartridge was recovered from the scene.
Aside from his apprehension, an uproar ensued on social media over the controversial remarks made by the lawmaker.
The MP, through a tweet, uttered that ODM leader Raila Odinga will be the next President by all means necessary.
“This time Raila will be the President by ballot or bullet,” read the tweet.
This time Raila will be the President by ballot or bullet
— Babu Owino (@HEBabuOwino) January 16, 2020
Speculations emerged that the sentiments could have been the spark that ignited the gruesome incident.
Further information proclaimed that the ‘Chungwa’ party member was trigger happy to be that assertive.
Here are some of the reactions:
Joseph Mudzomba stated, “Huyo ni kiongozi anatamka hayo? Uniting Kenya? Wajaluo hamtapata uraisi karibuni juu ya hiyo akili ya jikoni(Is that a leader articulating that? Uniting Kenya? Luo’s won’t get the Presidential seat with such thinking).”
Another netizen identified as Vitalis Omboyi remarked, “And you wonder why Raila is always a failure. Baba is ripe for presidency lakini watu YAKE!!! Anyway the last time he tried by bullet was in 1982 and we all saw what happened.”
Murigi Kamaa noted”And then someone will ask why Raila has never been president. The answer is in this tweet. Jakom is a great leader but this kind of sentiments ultimately are a hindrance to his leading Kenya. ViVa.”
George Makyn expressed that, “I thought you had the potential to lead one day, but my four year old is more mature than you… a leader should not advocate, propagate or insinuate quarter the crap you feed us on your socials. your wife and everyone associated with you must be totally ashamed. Grow up dude!”
Kalos Voice uttered “Same Rubbish! Said by the same Nimcoompoop! BYW, ulitengeneza Fedha Road ama ni bangi tu hapa Twitter?”
You and the locust in isiolo same whatsapp group,same sense of thinking,,😉😉,,,ile muguka nilikuwa nimekula when I was voting for you labda ilikuwa na bhangi…😐😐
— _shyñêPMT°🇰🇪 (@Peetah_Mwangi) January 16, 2020
Ujinga ya hali ya njuu.
Foolishness of the highest order.
— Gideon Kitheka Jnr. 🇰🇪 (@Gideon_Kitheka) January 16, 2020
You are a total joke.
— Victor Ochieng (@viktaochi) January 16, 2020
Acha ufala man mmebore for long. Conman must fall
— Fredrick Arwa (@arwa_fredrick) January 16, 2020
You have no regard for the BBI. Live eat eat it and talk it my friend. Kenya is bigger than one..tinga
— Vanhelsing stephen mwangi (@stevenm90305604) January 16, 2020
@DCI_Kenya we would like to hand over to you a client by the name Paul ongili alias Babu owino ,over the Above remarks kindly act,, thanks
— Bennie (@Benniekocyley) January 16, 2020
Are you declaring war?
— me be ted🇰🇪 (@MeBeTed) January 16, 2020
You ceased being a revolutionist @HEBabuOwino if and when a revolution will be realised, we will start by chewing cowards and sellouts like you. Bure kabisa
— Cosmas Kiprono™🇰🇪 (@Cosmas_Kipronno) January 16, 2020
This is juvenile talk. Very reckless! But you will grow up some day
— PI PI EYE (@MbadiDenice) January 16, 2020
Baba is a coward, sometimes. He had this one chance to make and reverse history. Sadly, it's not about his troops, but him. You people have failed Kenyans. Only Miguna ndoo angemueka laini : that handshake would've been a flop, were MM around.
— The Real DNA (@apale_di) January 16, 2020
Babu becomes the second MP to be arrested in a span of two weeks.
Gatundu MP Moses Kuria was arrested last Friday after slapping a media personality identified as Joyce Wanja.
Wanja came out and exposed the Mt Kenya leader over the deed that occurred at Royal Media Services.
Kuria was, however, released last Sunday and later taken to court where he was denied anticipatory bail.