Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino yesterday left the MPs in the 12th Parliament in stitches after he sneaked in Raila Odinga and the ‘TIBIM’ slogan during his swearing in as a member of Parliament for Embakasi East constituency.
Babu who is a die hard supporter of the opposition and NASA chief Raila Odinga was forced by the clerk of the National Assembly to retake his oath of office citing breach of house rules.
Babu will be remembered in students politics as the only individual who led SONU in four different academic years. He is a third-year student of law at the University of Nairobi’s Lower Kabete Campus.
Babu Owino is one of the youngest Member of Parliament in Kenya today. Others also include;
Name: Grace Sundukwa
Age: 24 years
Position: Member of County Assembly (MCA), Sitikho ward, Webuye West Constituency, Bungoma County.
She is a Masinde Muliro University graduate.
Simon Muturi, 24
MCA, Muruguru-Gatitu Ward, Nyeri County
Muturi is most recognizable for having cycled his way to victory, using a bicycle lent to him by a compassionate resident in his ward, in a campaign characterized by an unprecedented money-splashing spree by politicians. The Karatina University graduate of business management defeated the incumbent, Mwangi Kibuu, who was also the Leader of Majority in the Nyeri County Assembly.
John Paul, 23
MP, Igembe South
When John Paul entered the race for the Igembe South parliamentary seat, many wrote him off. The Third Year Education student of Mount Kenya University had neither money to campaign with, nor a change of clothes. A trying journey that began in 2013 as a Form Three student at Kirindini Day Secondary School finally paid off on August 8 when, to the astonishment of many, he won the seat by emphatically beating his opponents, to become the country’s youngest ever MP at just 23 years.
Watch the Swearing in Video of Babu Owino below;