Babu Owino facing life in jail after today's court development

Serious case

Babu Owino

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino is facing a life sentence after he formally took a plea on the charge of Attempted Murder.

The state, through the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) decided to charge Owino with the serious charge of attempted murder after a shooting incident at a city club where a deejay was seriously injured.

The Embakasi East MP pledead not guilty, setting the stage for what will be a landmark trial testing the public's faith in the Judiciary.

As a sign of the seriousness attached to the case, the DPP assigned one of the senior prosecutors in his office, Principal Prosecution Counsel Duncan Ondimu to prosecute the case.

According to Kenyan law, the charge of attempted murder carries a life sentence.

"Any person who attempts unlawfully to cause the death of another; or (b) with intent unlawfully to cause the death of another does any act, or omits to do any act which it is his duty to do, such act or omission being of such a nature as to be likely to endanger human life, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for life," the Penal Code's section 220 states.

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