Babu de­fends fail­ure to re­spond to suit

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - NATIONAL NEWS - — Richard Munguti

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.

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