Jubilee MPs unhappy with Sakaja for bailing out Babu Owino

Jubilee MPs unhappy with Sakaja for bailing out Babu Owino

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja is under fire for bailing out Embakasi East MP Babu Owino from Parklands Police Station on Sunday.

A section of Jubilee lawmakers led by Gatundu South Moses Kuria and Kikuyu legislator Kimani Ichung’wa on Tuesday rebuked Sakaja, accusing him of being an opposition sympathiser. Sakaja is from Jubilee while Babu Owino is from NASA.

“Somebody went to get a small boy from the cells instead of helping the boy who has a long way to go to learn to respect the rule of law,” ridiculed Kuria.

Kuria recalled that despite being a Catholic faithful, when Pope Francis visited Kenya in 2015, he (Kuria) was in the police cells yet no politician made any effort to get him out.

“Babu Owino called me on Sunday and told me ‘please help me talk to so and so…’ but I told him lets meet when you are out of the cells. I was surprised to later see him with Sakaja,” said Kuria.

The MPs claimed Sakaja had been holding on to Jubilee to win the Nairobi senatorial seat and now he is supporting NASA.

Babu Owino was released from police custody after Sakaja made an undertaking of Ksh.104,000 and a personal surety to produce him in court the next day.

NASA legislators including Suna East MP Junet Mohamed, Mathare legislator Anthony Oluoch, Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga and former Embakasi South MP Irshad Sumra were also at the station seeking to have Babu Owino released.

The MPs had accompanied Moses Kuria to the Milimani Law Courts for a hearing of an incitement to violence case he is charged with.

The hearing was adjourned because the trial magistrate was not present.