A Member of Parliament (MP) affiliated to the National Super Alliance (NASA) has been arrested.
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino was on Friday (19/1/17) arrested by Flying Squad officers outside Parliament buildings for allegedly assaulting a parking attendant in Westlands on January 11.
This comes after the video believed to be of the legislator and his bodyguards roughing up the attendant went viral.
Mr Owino allegedly refused to pay a parking ticket and instead resorted to assaulting the attendant.
The clip was obtained from CCTV footage at Fotris Plaza in Westlands, Nairobi.
The controversial legislator, however, denied the allegations saying he was in Mombasa on the said date and blamed Jubilee for the “falsehoods”.
Owino was detained at Parklands police station.
“Been arrested held at parklands station, charges are two: Harboring an intention to overthrow the government and assault. It shall be well,” Owino posted on Facebook.
“JUBILEE MUST GIVE ME A BREAK. There’s a video going round claiming that I harassed a parking attendant at Westlands. During the weekend I was in Mombasa and such claims should be treated with a lot of contempt. Kila kitu ni Babu, kama unatongoza msichana na akatae ni Babu, akikubali na usisimame ni Babu, ukisimama na ukam haraka ni Babu, mashetani washindwe,” the legislator wrote on social media.
Last year, Owino was involved in a fistfight with Starehe MP Charles Ngajua Kanyi alias Jaguar at Parliament buildings.
This was after he was arrested and later released for allegedly insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta.