Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has criticised a ruling where a magistrate’s court released Embakasi East MP Babu Owino on a Ksh. 10million bond, to be paid in instalments.
Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi released the MP on a Ksh. 10 million cash bail to be paid in Ksh. 2.5 million instalments in his case over the shooting of a DJ.
On Monday evening, the court said the money would be used to settle the hospital bills of victim DJ Evolve, whose real name is Felix Odhiambo Orinda.
The Sh10 million will be paid to the court in four instalments of Ksh. 2.5 million each. The money will be used to clear all the bills the DJ will incur in the best medical facilities until he recovers fully.
The facilities will make claims through the court.
Addressing students at Kenya Methodist University where he gave a keynote address, Dr Mutunga said the ruling put the judiciary on the spot and could erode confidence in the eyes of the public.