Babu Owino back in court, wants his Ksh.10M cash bail reviewed

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Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino wants the court to review his Ksh.10 million cash bail and grant him an alternative bond.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi directed that the Ksh.10 million cash bail be paid in four installments of Ksh.2.5 million.

In an application filed at the Milimani Law Courts, Babu Owino now says he will struggle to meet the remaining installments as directed by the court.

“I have partially complied with the terms as set out and thus I am out on bail but I know that I thus would also appreciate an and above a reduction of the amounts stated being Ksh.10,000,000 million,”reads court papers.

“Despite the fact that I had voluntarily started assisting the victim in meeting the medical expenses and had pledged to voluntarily continue doing so, at no point was it to depict an admission of guilt as the Court seems to have depicted and thus the same should not be used to render high or punitive bail terms,” argues Babu.

He has asked the court to revise the said ruling issued by Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi in line with the constitutional rights of an accused person and in the interest of the right to fair hearing and the rule of law.