Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has said that he has so far spent 58.6 Million shillings in taking care of Dj Evolve’s medical bills and his personal upkeep.
Defending himself before a Nairobi court on Thursday June 15, Owino said he took up the responsibility of taking care of Dj Evolve as a sign of his moral obligation as a leader.
“I took charge of the life-saving initiative and endeavours of Felix Orinda as a leader. And that would be inconsistent with a person who intended to harm,” Babu said.
While breaking down the 58.6 Million usage, the lawmaker told Milimani senior principal magistrate Bernard Ochoi that had he not taken the initiative to cater for Evolves bills, the Dj would not be alive today.
“Total bills accumulated to Sh23 million as DJ Evolve was in the ICU. He was immobile and could not move. I bought an apartment at Kilimani at around Sh17 million and hired two nurses, 2 physiotherapists 1 occupational therapist which up to date am paying Sh300,000 per month,” he said.
The lawmaker also revealed that he still takes care of Dj Evolve’s upkeep and pays for his medicine that costs approximately 80,000 shillings.
“I have paid Sh11.1 million and it’s still going on for 37 months. I take care of his upkeep of Sh70,000 per month to pay bills and food. Medicine is Sh80,000 per month totalling Sh5.5 million for 37 months. The last surgery that cost Sh2 million which made him speak was done in Nairobi. So far I have spent Sh58.6 million on Evolve,” he said.
Owino also said he has plans to buy DJ Evolve a car and help him set up a deejaying academy when he recovers.
Babu Owino appeared in court after it was found that he had a case answer for misusing a firearm at a club in Nairobi. The vocal MP shot Dj Evolve at B Club in 2020 leaving him in a critical condition.