STUDENTS LEADER BABU OWINO DID NOT INCITE VIOLENCE, COURT CLEARS HIM.

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Students Organization of Nairobi University (SONU) chairman Babu Owino speaking outside Milimani law court's building after he was set free on Tuesday February 14 ,2017.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Students Organization of Nairobi University (SONU) chairman Babu Owino is a freeman.

He has been acquitted over incitement to violence charges.

Senior Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot said the prosecution failed to prove its case against Owino.

He was said to have uttered words to the effect that Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Bahati counterpart Kimani Ngunjiri would “face dire consequences” over anti-Raila Odinga remarks.

Mr Owino was accused to have made the statement during a press conference at Orange House on June 13.

SPM Cheruiyot said Owino was condemning what Kuria had said that cannot be interpreted as he meant Kuria to be killed.

“The statements do not suggest causing injury but the language used was disrespectful and is not expected of a student,” said Cheruiyot.

He added that the prosecution failed to prove who uploaded the alleged insightful words on youtube.

During the last hearing, all witnesses, including police officers, denied hearing Babu uttering hate speech remarks on June 13, 2016, at Orange House in Nairobi County.

According to the prosecution, the student leader is alleged to have said, “We are telling and warning you Ngunjiri and Moses Kuria that our revolution is coming and we are looking for you. And if we get you, we will deal with you cacophonously and multiply you by zero and raise to power infinity”.

Another criminal case is pending before Kibera law Court. 

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