The internet was on Thursday, 2nd July, set ablaze when John Orinda, the father of popular entertainer Felix Orinda, alias DJ Evolve, broke his silence after a story about his son’s health condition caused a stir online.
Immediately after NTV aired an exclusive interview with the recovering DJ Evolve, netizens criticised Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, who is accused of shooting the DJ early this year at B-Club in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.
NTV’s story showcased how the DJ has been struggling since the incident. He is currently bedridden and paralysed mid-torso. The DJ appeared weak and confessed that he cannot do anything by himself. His voice was strained after he was hit by the bullet in his neck region.
However, DJ Evolve’s father came out to praise the controversial lawmaker for taking responsibility and paying the medical bills for his son.
In a video posted on Twitter by K24, DJ Evolve’s father said that the MP has been helpful even after the entertainer was discharged from hospital.
He also asked the media to desist from covering his son’s story lest they cause him mental harm. He claimed that airing the video might worsen his son’s condition or slow down his recovery.
The father maintains that Babu Owino is a good man.
However, the entertainer’s father’s remarks have irked netizens, who now argue that he might have been paid by the first-time MP to cover him up. Some claimed that the controversial lawmaker might have threatened to withdraw his support should the father not address the issue.
Here are some of the reactions.