DJ Evolve struggles to narrate his long and slow recovery from shooting incident
Felix Orinda aka DJ Evolve, who was shot by Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino (Paul Ongili) at a popular city club in January, has for the first time since he left hospital spoken about his ordeal.
In an exclusive interview with NTV, DJ Evolve struggled with his speech as he narrated how his life took a different turn after the January 17, 2020 incident.
“Generally I’m doing better as opposed to when it first happened. I rarely slept and always had memories of the incident,” the DJ said.
He further said that he has left everything to God.
“I left that to God and I am waiting for the justice system to see what will go through. Aside from that, I have nothing else to say about it,” he said.
DJ Evolve said that he is still unable to move his fingers although he managed to briefly lift his hands during the interview.
The DJ is now on home care under the watchful eyes of his mother, who said that she has not spoken to or met the MP since her son was shot.
“I have never seen him, we have never talked. The pain I have, I cannot even talk, I only talk to my God,” she said.
This is contrary to claims by the lawmaker, who in April said that the ailing DJ had already been discharged from the hospital and was only awaiting to be taken home.
“I maintain communication with the family on the welfare of the deejay and he been discharged from the hospital, he is just waiting to be taken home. The reason why he has not been taken home is because of the coronavirus situation,” Owino said then during an interview with comedian and radio presenter Jalang’o.
According to the mother, the hospital bill amounted to Sh17 million by the time her son was discharged and that Babu Owino paid Sh7 million which she says was an agreement between the hospital and the MP.
The mother further said she has really been struggling to take care of her recuperating son.
“Due to the pain (in my heart), I cannot talk. I just talk to my God. My son’s life has been destroyed. (I hope to get) justice for my kid. Only that,” she says.
Since the incident, Owino has maintained that the DJ is his personal friend and that is why he decided to settle the hospital bill out of his own volition and not from being coerced by the court or anybody else.
“I Babu Owino on humanitarian or moral grounds I decided to settle the bill, DJ Evolve is a personal friend so I settled the bills just as a friend,” he is on record saying.
After the shooting incident at B-Club, DJ Evolve spent six months in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Nairobi Hospital.
Owino was charged in court with the attempted murder of the DJ and released on a Sh10 million bail.
In a ruling delivered on January 27, 2020, Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi said the money will be used to settle the victim’s hospital bills.
The magistrate ordered that the amount be paid to the court in four instalments and that it would be used to clear all the DJ’s hospital bills at the best medical facilities until he recovers fully.