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Paul Ongili Owino, better known as Babu Owino, is a Kenyan politician and representative for the Embakasi East Constituency.
He attracted media attention as the head of the Students Organization of Nairobi University (SON). He will most likely succeed Raila Odinga, the leader of the opposition.
Pastor Mark Kariuki alerted the Kenya Kwanza administration about preparations to detain Raila Odinga, the leader of the Azimio movement.
The cleric claimed that in order to continue the protests, Raila’s allies wanted him to be detained.
Babu Owino later revealed that he had been arrested at the airport shortly after arriving in Nairobi from Mombasa. Read till the end to learn about Babu Owino arrested news and what charges he is facing.
Babu Owino Arrested And Charged: Where Is He Now Jail or Prison?
There is no truth to a video claiming that Babu Owino, a member of parliament for Embakasi East, was detained on Wednesday at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
As news of the MP’s detention spread, the video quickly gained popularity on social media. Citizen Digital, however, has acknowledged that it is an old video that was shot on September 27, 2017.
The event occurred in the Milimani Law Courts, where Babu Owino was charged with subversion, offensive behavior, and a different charge of inciting violence.
Shortly after a Nairobi magistrate court released Babu Owino on the mentioned date, police detained him again.
Then, according to police, Babu was again detained in relation to an assault offense he committed earlier whilst running for chairman of the Students Organization of Nairobi University (SONU).
However, on Wednesday morning, the MP announced on his Facebook page that he had been taken into custody.
“After I arrived from Mombasa, the DCI JKIA arrested me. Presently detained,” he wrote. The MP was afterward contacted by Citizen Digital for a remark, however, a call to his phone was unsuccessful.
The claimed detention is related to upcoming anti-government demonstrations authorized by the Azimio la Umoja alliance.
Hate Speech And Assault Of Babu Owino
Owino was charged in September 2021 with intimidating journalists and making threatening phone calls and text messages.
According to multiple Kenyan media outlets, Owino was detained in September 2017 for insulting Kenyan President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta.
Many political heavyweights in Kenya demanded that he face severe legal repercussions for violating his right to free speech by making overtly derogatory statements about the president.
In Nairobi, he was detained and accused of using hate speech. Owino has often been accused of attacking a number of people in Kenya, including other lawmakers, parking attendants, night guards, and many more.
Videos of him openly and violently accosting people who disagree with him about anything were published by the media in some of the situations.
Owino was detained and accused of assault and serious bodily harm in September 2017 on a voter.
Owino was detained in January 2018 for reportedly attacking a parking attendant in Westlands, Nairobi, along with one of his helpers over a dispute about unpaid parking.
Despite a video showing the parking valet being assaulted, Owino disputed the accusations.
Owino and Starehe Constituency MP Jaguar got into a violent altercation in the halls of parliament in November 2018 over divergent political ideologies.