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Babu Owino released on Sh500K bail in subversion case

Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili, also known as Babu Owino, has been released on bail.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi released the MP on a Sh500, 000 bail and two sureties who must be persons of equal standings.

The two sureties will sign a bond of Sh1 million.

Lawyer James Orengo has suggested the two sureties could be former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris.

The young MP had on Tuesday denied two charges against him.

The first charge was subversion. The court heard that on September 24 at Kawangware in Dagoretti North, Mr Ongili uttered words calculated “to excite disaffection against the presidency”.

The MP faced an alternative charge of incitement to violence.

The second count was that he uttered words that were intended to cause a breach of peace.