A Nairobi court has on 8th July 2020 barred the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the media, including blogs, from commenting on the merits of the DJ Evolve case.
The directive comes after Babu Owino’s lawyer Cliff Ombeta raised an objection accusing the DPP of overstepping his mandate to allegedly incite Babu’s constituents to recall the MP. The court has also directed that the matter be mentioned on 11th August 2020 to confirm whether the victim has recorded a statement.
These developments come at a time when the controversial MP has been at the receiving end of public anger following an interview of the victim, DJ Evolve (real name Felix Orinda) that aired on NTV. Through his lawyers, Babu Owino served the media house with a demand letter saying that the interview and the subsequent story was libelous to the legislator.