Babu Owino allays fears of his impending arrest on ‘trumped-up charges’

Saturday, February 4th, 2023 17:37 | By
Babu Owino allays fears of his impending arrest on 'trumped-up charges'
Babu Owino. PHOTO/Courtesy

Embakasi East Member of Parliament (MP) Babu Owino claims there is a plan to have him arrested and presented in court on trumped-up charges.

Owino through a post on social media stated that his arrest would come very soon.

"Plans to arrest and fix trumped up charges against me is coming soon," Babu Owino tweeted.

The Embakasi East MP however stressed that he was not scared of being arrested, noting that it’s always a pleasure for him to be a client of the Judiciary.

"Please don’t forget to add Msando’s murder,Baby Pendo’s murder and ICC witnesses murder.I also offer to carry ICC’s crimes against http://humanity.It’s always a pleasure to be a client of the Judiciary," he added.

Government critic

Babu Owino has been a very vocal critic of the government. Recently, he blasted President William Ruto's administration over the delayed disbursement of billions of shillings from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF).

The firebrand lawmaker gave the government an ultimatum to release the NG-CDF funds failure to which he threatened to impeach Cabinet Secretary (CS) National Treasury & Economic Planning Prof. Njuguna Ndung'u.

"The Government MUST release CDF Money for us to issue BURSARIES to our children.This must be treated as both important and urgent issue.Failure to which we will IMPEACH the CS FINANCE and so far we have collected 289 out of 290 signatures from MPS," Babu Owino tweeted.

MPs on January 23, 2023, stormed out of a retreat in Mombasa to protest the delayed disbursement of billions of shillings from the NG-CDF and the National Government Affirmative Action fund NGAAF kitties.

The irate MPs walked out of induction for members of various parliamentary committees charging “that they could not afford to spend millions of taxpayers’ money attending a retreat in a five-star hotel while their constituents suffered due to the failure to disburse the money”.

The MPs claimed that various functions had stalled due to Treasury’s failure to release the Sh10 billion.

While addressing the press shortly after walking out, National assembly NG-CDF chairman Musa Sirma said the retreat would not proceed unless the Treasury disbursed the funds.

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