Tuko (Kenya)

Jackson Otukho,

November 25, 2020 

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A move by Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino to bail out one of his constituents nabbed with elephant tusks has sparked mixed reactions.

A section of online users have questioned the motive behind the outspoken Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) legislator to rescue someone implicated in poaching. 

Taking to Facebook on Tuesday, November 24, the lawmaker said he had paid KSh 1 million to bail out a Boda Boda rider identified as Zakayo after he was arrested and locked at Kajiado prison. 

Here are some comments sampled by TUKO.co.ke. One user identified as Adikarim Hussein wondered why the legislator would bail out someone implicated in poaching. 

“This man is a criminal, how do you pay for someone involved in killing our elephants.”