Embakasi East Member of Parliament Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino has asked Nation Media Group to apologize to him over defamation claims following an NTV’s interview with bedridden Felix Orinda aka DJ Evolve.
Through his lawyers, Babu issued a demand letter ordering an apology within two days, failure to which he would sue the media house over slander.
“That story on the plight of Mr Felix, though noble as it shows his improved state, has been used by yourselves to attack, cause, persecute, reprimand, convict our client in the yes of the public, read the letter in part.
Babu’s lawyers maintained that their client has not been found guilty of shooting DJ Evolve as narrated by the said interview. According to Okatch and Partners Advocates, the story infringes on their client’s constitutional rights to a fair hearing and technically rendering the court process irrelevant.
“Take notice that if we do not hear from you within Two (2) 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 for infringing on our dent’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.”
Babu is facing charges of attempted murder following a shooting incident at the Kilimani’s popular B- club. The lawmaker is however out on bail awaiting the hearing.
NTV aired a story on Tuesday, June 29, revealing that DJ Evolve was still bedridden and immobile despite being discharged from hospital. The story elicited a public reaction with social media users spending an entire day to demand justice for the victim.