Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna has attracted backlash from Kenyans after he defended Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino following DJ Evolve’s move to withdraw the attempted murder charges against him.
On Friday 16 October, DJ Evolve through his family that was represented by their lawyer Kenneth Mumbo explained that the DJ wished to drop the case so that he could concentrate on his recovery.
“The family had been on an intense deliberation on a need to allow the complainant, Orinda to concentrate on his treatment rather than the pending case which was affecting his healing process due to divided attention,” Mumbo said.
Following the move, Sifuna took to his Twitter page wonder why Kenyans were so into the case whereas the person who was actually shot had changed his mind and withdrew the charges.
“The person who was actually hurt has spoken and said he doesn’t wish to press charges. But the Twitter DJ Evolve manufactured by the outrage industrial complex will have none of it. Who shot you?” Sifuna posed.
The tweet saw Kenyans express their disappointment as they tore him apart stating that he was being egocentric and did not care about Kenyans.
You all witnessed DJ evolve and his family be intimidated then you are here saying who are we to be more hurt than the hurt party. @edwinsifuna you really think this is over?
Your MP would rather face the DPP than the public. Know that.
— 🌸Betty🌍 An agent of CHAOS (@DoItBetty) October 16, 2020
On July 8 this year, Sifuna has stressed out that the ODM party would kick out Babu Owino if he was found guilty of the charges against him.