I’ve used cocaine and made bad decisions but I changed – Babu Owino

Babu Owino
Babu Owino. [Photo: Courtesy]

Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino has opened up on his addiction to drugs that ended up impairing his judgment on several occasions.

Recently while talking to Robert Ali on his YouTube show, he confessed to having used hard drugs.

“In my life, there is nothing I haven’t consumed, I have consumed soft drugs, moderate drugs, and the hardest of the drugs,” he said.

“Bhang is a hard drug coz it can bring insanity when done in excess. I have also done cocaine, I have done heroin. I have done a lot of drugs, every brand of alcohol,” he added.

He says alcohol was his biggest demon because it gave him a lot of energy which he used wrongly.

The lawmaker who is facing charges following the shooting of DJ Evolve at B Club in Kilimani last year said he has since stopped using drugs.

He realized that he made a lot of errors in his life because of the drugs he was using and is now making amends.

“I have been taking alcohol. It’s only that now I don’t consume it because it made me have a lot of energy and I used it in the wrong way,” he said adding “But at least that was in my last life, this is my new life.

“And I do accept that when you are on those drugs, a lot can happen, you can make some decisions that are impaired. There is nothing that these drugs add to the body; instead, they can destroy all body organs.”