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Son facing murder for father’s death appears unfazed in court

A man facing murder after allegedly stabbing his father 18 times staged a dramatic scene at the Milimani Law Courts that left many including, Justice Jessy Lesiit, puzzled.

Michael Owino, a student at the Kenya School of Flying at Wilson Airport, was unfazed when he was arraigned in court on Wednesday.

He instead smiled at journalists who were taking his photos and even posed in different positions, turning the courtroom into a bizarre photo-shoot session.

The 25 year-old man, Dad Junior (DJ) as he is fondly referred to by his family members, had allegedly stabbed his father Dr Michael Amolo 18 times at their South C house on April 17, 2016.

This was after the father had demanded to know why he had skipped his exams.

Dr Amolo, who was a pediatrician at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu, succumbed to the stab injuries at the Mater Hospital in Nairobi.

During the court session on Wednesday, DJ interrupted the prosecutor who was reading his charges and declared himself a qualified lawyer. He asserted that he did not need any representation in court.

He further told the Judge that there was no complainant and demanded that the case be thrown out.

The bemused Lady Justice Lesiit directed that the suspect be taken to Mathari Hospital for a mental examination.

The case will be mentioned on June 8, 2016, after a medical report on the suspect’s mental status is presented to the Judge.