Netizens have taken to social media to pour out their hearts over the sad story of Kenyan entertainer Felix Orinda popularly known as DJ Evolve who was shot at a club by Embaskasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino six months ago and has since remained bedridden at their home under the care of his mother.
In a story aired by NTV on Monday night, the DJ who is currently paralysed struggled with his speech as he narrated how his life took a sharp turn after he was shot by Babu.
During the interview, Orinda said that he is recuperating well and is now able to move his hands.
He, however, doubted whether he would be able to resume work as most of his body parts were still affected.
“Generally, I am doing better as opposed to when it first happened. I was really traumatised at the beginning but I learnt to live with it. At least nowadays I can be able to sleep unlike before where I couldn’t sleep at all. I kept having flashbacks of that fateful day and I needed medication to put me to sleep.
I’m slightly able to move my limbs (hands) and that is the much I can do. I can’t be able to move my arms. I haven’t progressed as these were my tools of the trade. There’s no way I can be able to work when I don’t have them. I currently depend on people to do things with me,” he painfully narrated while struggling to speak owing to a tube injected in his neck.
It is this sad reality and the pain of DJ Evolve and that of his family that has left Kenyans angered at how slow the wheels of justice have moved in the case and have as a result begun an online campaign to push for DJ Evolve’s justice on popular petition site change.org.
The online petition whose initial target was 7,000 signatures has already received endorsement from up to 6,000 people and counting.
“Dj Evolve / Felix Oringa was shot in the neck twice. So far, his hospital bill stands at Ksh. 10 million and he has recovery costs (physiotherapy, nurses/caregivers/ loss of wages etc.) which are incurring. This petition is a plea to the justice system in Kenya to serve its people without prejudice, corruption and classism.
By signing this petition, you are saying ENOUGH IS ENOUGH for injustice in Kenya. These are the first steps to eradicate corrupt and unjust leaders. One at a time. Please share widely!”, writes the petitioner in part.
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.