Felix Orinda, who is popularly known as DJ Evolve, has for the first time, painfully spoken about the shooting incident on January 17, in which he was badly injured. The DJ , who was recently discharged from hospital, was shot by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino at B-Club in Nairobi.
He was admitted to Nairobi Hospital, where he spent a lot of time in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
He said his condition had not got back to normal, as he remains numb from his mid-torso down. He has now been left under the care of his mother, but he is happy that his health has improved tremendously over the past few weeks.
MP Babu Owino, who is facing an attempted murder charge in a Nairobi court, denied shooting him and was released on a cash bail of Ksh10 million to be paid in instalments.
In an exclusive interview with NTV, the popular disc jockey revealed that that he kept having flashbacks of that fateful day, which forced him to take medication to sleep.
“At least nowadays, I can sleep. Before, I couldn’t sleep at all. I needed medication to put me to sleep,” he said.
DJ Evolve said he had left it to God and hoped that he would return to his job.
“I’m slightly able to move my limbs but I can’t move my arms. I’m just here. There’s nothing I can do for myself. I was really traumatised in the beginning, but I have learnt to live with it,” he said. “I left that (forgiveness) to God and I’m waiting for the justice system to see what I will go through.”
His mother said that the hospital bill by the time DJ Evolve was discharged was Ksh17 million, and only Ksh7 million had been paid by the MP.
Since then, she said, she had not seen him again. “We have also never talked. The pain I have, I cannot even talk. I only talk to my God. My son’s life has been destroyed. (I hope to get) justice for my kid. Only that.”
The mother said that she had been struggling to take care of her son.