Embattled Embakasi East MP Babu has accused Raila Odinga and the ODM party of abandoning him at the hour of need. Babu Owino was locked up for seven days as the police complete investigations into the shooting of DJ Evolve. Babu said he has lived a life of solitude as he whiles time in remand and Raila Odinga has not bothered to visit him or sent any representative.
Babu lamented that he has been a die hard supporter of Raila Odinga and the least the opposition leader could do is to reciprocate by visiting him. The ODM party seems to have thrown the controversial politician under the bus as neither Raila nor the party’s top brass has paid him a visit. It’s likely that the party would not want to jeopardize their current cordial relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta by associating with those charged in court.
In the past, ODM could throng the corridors of justice with a battery of lawyers whenever their member was dragged to court. In what might perfectly describe how fortunes change, Jubilee MPs are currently the one who stand in solidarity with their members whenever they appear in court.