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Babu Owino to spend second night in police cell

Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili, also known as Babu Owino, will spend a second night in police custody  as he awaits a ruling on Wednesday on whether he will be released on bail.

After hearing arguments from the prosecution and Mr Ongili’s lawyers, Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi told the MP to choose which police station he would prefer to be locked up in as he ponders whether to release him on bail.

The MP, through lawyer Otiende Amollo, chose Kileleshwa Police Station, Nairobi.

The young MP 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.