The family of Felix Orinda, popularly known as DJ Evolve, has dismissed rumours that the disc jockey is dead.
While regretting the reports that were rife on social media on Tuesday morning, DJ Evolve’s father John Orinda said that his son is recuperating.
“Sijui ni mtu gani amesema hiyo maneno, nimeshtuka sana na maneno hiyo. Kwa sahi anaendelea vizuri, ila watu wamuombe mungu apone. Sahi anaendelea vizuri kwa sababu anaweza kaa pekee yake for around one hour, ndiyo awekwe alale.Akiketi kwa kitii anaweza kaa for around 8 hours. (I don’t know who is spreading the rumours of DJ Evolve’s death. If you love him as you say, please pray for him. He is doing well and now he can sit on his own for around one hour. So let’s pray to God to help him.)” says DJ Evolve’s father.
According to his brother Andrew Orinda, DJ Evolve is doing well and even having lunch together with the family in Nairobi’s Fedha estate.
“God forbid! Those are very dangerous rumours and I can assure you that he is okay. He is even having his lunch,” he said.
The rumours said that the DJ had succumbed to an injury he sustained in January 2020 after he was shot at Kilimani’s B-Club. DJ Evolve was allegedly shot at by Embakasi MP Babu Owino.
MP Babu Owino’s blow
A Nairobi court in March 2020 declined to withdraw a case facing MP Babu Owino. The lawmaker is accused of the attempted murder of DJ Evolve.
In dismissing DJ Evolve’s application to withdraw the case against Babu, Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi said that he does not know what the lawmaker had offered the family of the victim- DJ Evolve. Ochoi did not close avenues for further engagements.
“Unconditional withdrawal is not appropriate in the circumstances of this case; the parties must come out openly and tell court what Babu had offered the family,” Ochoi said.
In January 20, 2020, MP Babu Owino was charged with attempting to murder DJ Evolve by shooting him on the neck and behaving disorderly while carrying a firearm, events that happened on January 17, 2020 at the B-Club.
On September 24, 2020, however, the family of DJ Evolve wrote a letter to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), seeking to withdraw the case.
The DPP was opposed to the withdrawal request, arguing that it is in the public interest that the case proceeds to conclusion.