Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino became uncontrollable on Thursday, April 30 when the National Assembly Public Investments Committee was questioning Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe over his involvement in the multi-billion KEMSA scandal.
Babu, who was once a strong critic of members of the Jubilee Party kept interrupting the session whenever a tough question was directed to Murathe.
The ODM legislator went to an extent of asking the committee to respect Murathe. T
his did not settle well with the Chairperson, who lectured Babu Owino, telling him that respect is earned.
He said that Murathe was becoming problematic and was giving the committee a hard time.
Babu’s behavior raised eyebrows among other members prompting them to ask Babu Owino if he had any personal interests in the case.
The chairperson of the Committee, Mvita MP Nassir Abdullswamad Sheriff was agitated by Babu’s conduct and threatened to kick him out of the parliamentary sitting.
Babu Owino was called to explain why he was acting in a manner to show that he was taking sides with Murathe.
“Chair, the main reason we are investigating this KEMSA issue is to bring to book those who stole money. I have looked into social media; I see myself trending on twitter that am defending honourable Murathe,” Babu Owino told the committee.
He went ahead to explain why he was acting in Murathe’s defence, saying that citizens should know that Murathe was not given any money because the PPEs in question were not supplied.
“The reason why I am doing it is that Murathe was never given a tender worth KSh 4 Billion, and they never supplied. So there was no Ksh 4 Billion money involvement. Kenyans should know clearly; we fight those who stole money.”
In the session, Murathe pleaded with the Committee to clear his name, saying that the COVID-19 billionaire tag had landed him into trouble with his relatives who have turned to making financial demands to him.