By Osoo Yulemsoo
State of the Nation.
Nation FM ,discussing student politics and University of Nairobi affairs.
Angela Angwenyi with Babu Owino and Charles Juma of Maseno University.
Listening to Angela speaking and asking Babu Owino questions, you get the impression that she is biased. She has taken sides.
Angela believes in Robert Alai’s story.
Here is how it went;
Angela: Babu you people riot due to flimsy things like blackout . why didn’t you people riot when two students were killed.?
Babu: The incident occurred at 3 am. It is alleged that some people walked into the University hostel and stole laptops. Mob reigned on them.
Angwenyi: Do you know there are gangs at University of Nairobi?
Babu: I don’t think so. We have students not thugs.
Charles Juma: Angela you should be asking who is in charge of security at the University?
The debate rages on;
Angela: Babu you are student leader, why is it that students fear you?
Babu: Really. If that is the case then why did they elect me as their Chairman?
Caller on the line: Angela you sound biased today. It is like you believe in Alai’s story. Do you think that our students are thugs?
Angela: No, I am asking them questions for clarification. We need to get to the bottom of this. They are student leaders.
Angela: Babu you are rich student. Where do you get money?
Are you not tired of student politics.
Babu: I have two companies. I also do farming. Angela you believe that students must be poor?
While growing up I was told education is the key to success. I did actuarial science and vied for Westlands parliamentary seat.
I raised my campaign money through harambee.
I am doing law right now. Comrades elected me to be their Chairman.
Relative of the victim who succumbed, is on the phone: Babu you are doing PR on air. The incident of laptop theft was stage managed. My relative had no wound, no fracture . He was whipped to death.
Babu: Let me respond. We are equally grieved the lady cant claim to be more grieved. You get the contradiction. Alai posted yesterday that the students died of several wounds inflicted on them.
Alai on phone: Angela, it perturbs me that Babu claims he is more grieved what did he do about the killings? Mr Osano is his personal friend and is the leader of the gang that killed Yusuf and Owino.
Babu: Alai you are making wild allegations. I called brother to the deceased .
Osano is suspended. Alai claims that he came back and killed. Does he know how University affairs are conducted?
Once you are suspended, you are not physically required to be present. It is up to the security of the University to ensure you are out of the premise.
Alai claims that Osano resides in Hall 9 room 105. Robert, you are mad.
You called me a murderer? Between you and me who looks like a murderer?
Angela: Babu, stop.
Babu: If you look at Alai’s face you can tell it all.
Blogger Alai hangs up. The debate continues.
Angela: I will invite VC prof Mbithi tomorrow, (not sure of spelling ).
He needs to clear some things up.
Angela: Babu do you get time to read?
Babu: Just to remind you I graduated with a first class honors in actuarial science.
The debate ends with closing remarks from Babu.