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Why Netizens Are Unhappy with Babu Owino Even After Offering 50% Of His Salary For Coronavirus Fight

Vocal Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino on Wednesday announced to voluntarily subject his monthly pay to a 50% cut to aid in the fight against coronavirus.

The youthful politician took to his social media platforms to offer his gesture that not resting well with his critics.

President Uhuru listed top government officials, including himself, who were to take salary cuts in an effort to offer something more to the global crisis, Babu giving in to the president’s appeal as the first legislator.

Babu’s critics were dissatisfied with him wanting to donate his salary while DJ Evolve is still suffering in hospital.

The anti-Babu battalion felt the MP was just pulling a stint to absolve himself off the bad books after the shooting incident in January.

With his name trending the better of Wednesday night, tweeps bashed the legislator terming him a hypocrite.

They wondered why he would choose to offer his salary while the DJ he shot is still in hospital, his bill accruing day by day.

As of February, a month after the incident, DJ Evolve’s hospital bill had stood at Ksh 7 million his parents being unable to raise the amount.

In his defense, Babu Owino cleared that he had paid the initial instalments as stipulated in the order issued by Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.

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Kai Eli

A Nairobi-based Blogger biasing on matters politics, governance and entertainment.
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