Felix Orinda alias DJ Evolve is said to have fainted on Wednesday night after learning the demise of his mother, Mary Hongo.

DJ Evolve’s mother was forced to quit her job for months to be by her son’s side has been bedridden since January 17 after a shooting incident at an entertainment joint in Nairobi.

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has been charged in court in relation to this incident.

The family while confirming the passing of Ms Hongo said that she collapsed and was rushed to hospital where she passed on.

“She got breathless and collapsed while at her shop in Lucky Summer and was rushed to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital but passed away,” a family member confirmed.

According to the family member DJ Evolve’s mother fell and while still conscious but strained managed to call her business premises neighbour, who responded to her distress call and helped rush her to a nearby clinic. The facility was unable to handle her situation so she was taken to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital.

Relatives who managed to rush to the hospital said that the doctor informed them that there was some whitish powder on her mask but they did not immediately establish what it was so they wanted to have it subjected to various tests.

Her relatives say that within hours of her demise, before being moved to the morgue, her stomach had been swelling; “so much so that one would think she was pregnant.”

Mary Hongo by her sons side in hospital

Her husband John Orinda and children were among the family members who were also at the hospital and were later joined by Babu Owino who went to the hospital upon receiving the news.

He was accompanied by some of his aides, who he allegedly asked to go and look through the business premises to try and establish the circumstances of Mama Felix’s death.

According to the family, when DJ Evolve learned of the news, he fainted, but, he was immediately attended to as he is under nurses’ watch 24 hours a day. He responded well to the treatment efforts.

Babu Owino and DJ Evolve father made their way to the DJ’s house after he was informed of his mother’s demise.

“Mary has passed away while fighting for her son’s justice amid concerns of frustration to get what is due him,” a relative added.

In an interview with NTV last year, DJ Evolve’s mother said that she had not left his side since his in January 2020, explaining that her priority is to nurse him back to health.

“Since January 17, everything stopped on my side because I couldn’t do anything and my child is in this condition.”

Although Babu Owino carters for the hospital bills, the DJ’s mother said that she has never seen or spoken to the Member of Parliament but prays that her son will get justice.

“I hope to get justice for my kid, only that. I have never seen him, we have never talked. The pain that I have, I can’t put into words. So I just talk to God. Other than to Him, I can’t talk because I feel like my son’s life has been destroyed,” she said then.

DJ Evolve on his part said that he had left everything to God as he awaits the decision of the courts.

“I left that to God and I’m waiting for the justice system to see what will go through. But aside from that, I don’t have anything to say about it.”


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