Ja­cobs with­draws case against Sonu chair Babu Owino

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Sonu chair­man Peter Ongili, pop­u­larly known as Babu Owino, will no longer be on trial for caus­ing griev­ous harm to his ri­val Mike Ja­cobs, af­ter they agreed to set­tle their dis­pute out of court.

Ja­cobs ap­peared be­fore a Kib­era court early this week and ap­plied to with­draw the case. He said he has for­given Owino.

Owino was charged with caus­ing griev­ous harm to Ja­cobs on March 20 at the height of the Stu­dents Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Nairobi Univer­sity elec­tion cam­paigns. Both were seek­ing the post of chair­man.

Owino de­nied as­sault­ing Ja­cobs in Kile­leshwa, Nairobi, but he was caught on cam­era al­legedly com­mit­ting the of­fence. In the al­leged video that cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia, Owino and his ac­com­plices ap­pear to be shov­ing and slap­ping Ja­cobs at a petrol sta­tion.

Se­nior res­i­dent mag­is­trate Faith Mu­tuku al­lowed the ap­pli­ca­tion for the with­drawal of the case. She di­rected that Owino’s bail be given back to him.

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