Quite a number of questions have been raised how the Embakasi East Member of Parliament Paul Ongili popularly known as Babu Owino acquired the firearm he allegedly used to shoot B-Club DJ last week.
According to reports, the security committee had rejected the Babu’s firearm licence application citing the outspoken legislator’s lifestyle, but their decision was turned down with Firearms Licensing Board who went ahead and cleared Babu and issued the firearm to him.
It has been revealed that the vocal MP had applied for a firearm licence through the Embakasi sub-county commander’s office and was cleared swiftly without any question.
Babu’s firearm licence application was then forwarded to the Nairobi county security committee, who resolved not to issue the legislator with fire on grounds of the MP lavish lifestyle.
Babu’s firearm has now turned to a blame game as no one is ready to take responsibility following Police headquarters yesterday’s statement that it had no role in the license issuance, adding that it was the work of the Firearms and Licencing Board.
But when the Firearms Licensing Board chairman Charles Mukindia was contacted, he responded, “That one I don’t know. Talk to the police. Those are the people charged with that responsibility.”
As the finger pointing between the police and the board continues, it was established that before the legislator applied for the licence in Embakasi, he first made a report at Parliament Police Station claiming his life was in danger as had been receiving threats of eliminating him.