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Details of how Babu Owino ordered opponent’s beating revealed in court

An opponent of Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili Owino alias Babu Owino, on Wednesday recounted how he was allegedly beaten up by goons and left for dead on the orders of the lawmaker.

Mr Joshua Otieno Obiendi, who contested for the parliamentary seat on an Amani National Congress (ANC) ticket, recounted before Justice Joseph Sergon how he was beaten senseless by the goons at Soweto Polling Station.

“Mr Owino pushed me first then addressed the goons in Dholuo telling them they should work on me properly,” Mr Obiendi testified in court in Wednesday.


The complainant further recounted how he was roughed up by Babu’s men leading to his admission in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) for five days.

“I was taken to KNH by good Samaritans where I was admitted in the ICU for five days before I could gain consciousness,” Mr Obiendi told the court.

Mr Obiendi, who did not vote due to the violence that rocked the August 8 poll, averred before the judge that the lawmaker also told police officers in his presence that he would deal with him thoroughly.

Mr Obiendi however said he that other than the lawmaker, he could not identify any of his assailants.

The hearing continues on Thursday.