Babu defends failure to respond to suit
Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino yesterday defended his failure to respond to a petition challenging his victory within the prescribed time frame and asked the judge to allow him to file a response out of time. The MP said he learnt of the advert announcing the existence of a petition three days later. He added that he looked for the petitioner’s lawyer in person to get a copy of the petition and did not get it until September 13. The court will decide on the fate of Mr Ongili on Wednesday next week.