On Wednesday afternoon, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto announced they will take an 80 percent pay cut, in a bid to free-up monies to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking from Statehouse Nairobi, they also announced that Cabinet Secretaries and Chief Administrative Secretaries will take 30 percent pay cuts, while Principal Secretaries will have their salaries reduced by 20 percent.
In similar fashion, Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino sensationally declared that he will donate half of his salary to help fight the spread of the dreaded virus.
I will donate 50% of my Salary to help fight Corona Virus.
— Babu Owino (@HEBabuOwino) March 25, 2020
Unlike what he expected, Kenyans on social media didn’t seem as impressed with his pronouncement and some took to the comments section and advised him to channel that energy into much better causes – like clearing the ballooning hospital bill of Kenyan DJ Felix Orinda alias DJ Evolve whom he severely injured during a shooting incident at a Nairobi night club in January this year.
Hopefully DJ Evolve's Bill is also part of this. He is a vulnerable person especially during this pandemic.🤔 https://t.co/taZivotwX7
— BRAVIN YURI (@BravinYuri) March 25, 2020
Just pay for dj evolve the hospital bill achana na corona virus
— Silvia Wangeci (@Silvia_Wangeci) March 25, 2020
😂Lipia Dj bill kabla ukuje kutudanganya hapa usiless
— Tittie Committee (@biggiismallzz) March 25, 2020
DJ Evolve anaumia hosi na bill ya millions, ondoa huu uchafu na umlipie hyo bill,Acha kutumia akili yako Ka toolbox
— Doshi Yenye Uzito254 (@DansonMutie1) March 25, 2020
Have you cleared Dj Evolve’s bill yet?
— Daughter of Muthoni (@MuthoniMaryanne) March 25, 2020
What about DJ Evolves hospital bill?
— (Rahab) Muthaka Mbiriti 🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@muthonimbiriti) March 25, 2020
Channel your monies to DJ Evolve. Jack Ma got us.
— Juja’s Highest🇰🇪✴ (@deno_n) March 25, 2020
hatutaki pesa yako……just make sure you restoreback Dj Evolve 😧😧😧😧 how do you think the family is surviving???? wewe mtu akikuondoa saa hhii unadhani familia yako itaishi aje?? i voted for you and may God forgive me….you will get paid by your own coin.
— Asewe Bin Asewe (@AseweBinAsewe) March 25, 2020
A few days ago, it was revealed that DJ Evolve is still recuperating in hospital following the successful completion of his third surgery.
This is according to DJ Shock, who has been keeping in touch with the family of DJ Evolve.
“He is still recovering but only his mother is allowed to be close to him, other visitors wave from the outside of the glass,” Shock said.
“This was after his third surgery so the wound can heal as quickly as possible.”
His father, however, expressed great worry over the soaring charges which stood at Ksh. 13 million then.
Speaking to Capital FM three weeks ago, Babu Owino stated that he had chosen to forgive himself after the shooting.
“It is a matter that is between me and God and I chose to forgive myself, we cannot change the past but we can change the future, let us focus on what is coming in the foreseeable future. Let us not dwell so much in our past cause we can’t change it, no matter how we would want to,” Babu stated.
The legislator further maintained that he would foot the hospital bills incurred by the DJ.
He, however, declined to comment further on the case, stating that it was a matter that was before the courts.
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Earlier in March, High Court Judge Luka Kimaru ruled that Babu should not be forced to pay DJ Evolve’s hospital bill, noting that it should be considered a moral obligation.
The judge stated that the order to pay DJ Evolve’s hospital bill could only be issued by a civil court and not a criminal court.