By Camilla Lunani
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has recently narrated his experience in the hands of the law administrators after he was apprehended and detained for three days last week.
He shares that he was handcuffed and blindfolded after allegedly being abducted and then tossed into the boot of an awaiting Subaru.
The Member of Parliament continues to narrate that he was then driven to an unknown location and put in solitary confinement. Later on, his family managed to locate him in Wang’uru police station in Mwea, Kirinyaga County.
“For three days I was deprived of food, no access to my family and no access to my legal representation. I could not take a bath and I had no water to drink. According to me that was very inhumane.”
Babu Owino wondered what the experience would have been for a common mwananchi if an elected Member of Parliament had to undergo such treatment.
He then condemned the Kenya Kwanza regime for the alleged mistreatment, adding that his only mistake was to fight for Kenyans.
“I am a messenger; you can kill the messenger but never the message. If fighting for my fellow Kenyans will cost my life then so be it. Since I was a student leader I was fighting for their interests and I will surely continue fighting for Kenyans.”
“The price of fuel continues to plummet; the price of flour and other commodities must come down. A good leader is the one who ensures that his people do not suffer.” He added.
Babu went on to warn President William Ruto that he will fall if his administration goes ahead with the controversial Finance Act 2023, in which he proposed more taxes on Kenyans.