Babu Owino sues NTV over DJ Evolve story

Babu Owino
Babu Owino

Embakasi East Member of Parliament, Babu Owino has moved to sue NTV nad has issued a 2-day ultimatum to NTV after airing a story on Felix Orinda.

Speaking through the law firm, Okatch and Partners demand an apology from the Nation Media Group aired on NTV on prime time and also expect NTV to run a front-page apology on the Daily Nation newspaper.

“We have listened and watched the said story over and over and indeed at no point has the said Felix Orinda said that he was shot by our client.

“In fact, even before your news item, the said Felix Orinda has never ever stated in any form whatsoever that he was shot by our client. The Directorate of Public Prosecutions has further confirmed that in fact, Mr. Orinda has never recorded a statement on the matter,” read the letter in part.

“Our instructions are to demand from you which hereby do that: You run an appropriate apology in the prime-time news on your television channel (and) you give an appropriate written apology to our client.

“You admit liability for the slanderous libelous statements following which we shall proceed to address you on damages,” added the letter.

Babu Owino has threatened to take the case to case if Nation Media Group won’t fulfill the demands he has listed above.

“Take notice that if we do not hear from you within two days from the date of this letter, we have strict and peremptory instructions to institute legal proceedings against you for slanderous and libelous defamation and also infringing on our client’s Constitutional right to a fair hearing and to be presumed innocent.

We shall seek appropriate remedies which will include but not limited to aggravated and exemplary damages as well as costs of the action without any further reference to yourselves,”

On an exclusive interview with NTV Journalist Dan Mwangi, Felix Orinda speaking for the first time since he got shot on January 17, 2020, said that he has left everything to God while waiting for the justice system.

“I left that to God and I’m waiting for the justice system to see what will go through. Aside from that, I have nothing else to say about it.

“Generally, I am doing better as opposed to when it first happened. I was really traumatized at the beginning but I learned to live with it. At least nowadays I can be able to sleep unlike before where I couldn’t sleep at all. I kept having flashbacks of that fateful day and I needed medication to put me to sleep,” bed-ridden DJ Evolve said.

“I’m slightly able to move my limbs (hands) and that is the much I can do. I can’t be able to move my arms. I haven’t progressed as these were my tools of the trade. There’s no way I can be able to work when I don’t have them. I currently depend on people to do things with me,” he painfully narrated.

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