When one mentions Embakasi East Member of Parliament Paul Ongili popularly known as Babu Owino, most people think of an aggressive, and controversial politician.
What people don’t know is the MP has other unknown things in his life which are rarely highlighted.
Here are some of the things little known to the public: –
Babu Owino’s wife Fridah Owino played a major role in transforming him as a young leader and supporting him to become who he is now.
At home he is is a loving, caring father and a man of few words according to his wife.
He said he grew in Kondele slum and his mother used to sell chang’aa.
He is always willing to help with his last coin without discriminating people according to close friends.
The legislature at one point disclosed that he used to do vegetable farming and that business helped him pay for his university fees.
He is one of the parliamentarians who are so close to their electorates.
He is the longest-serving student leader in Kenya after being the Chairman of the Student Organization of Nairobi University (SONU) for four years.
The former SONU chair repeated courses so that he could become the student leader for him to build his ambition.
Babu is always timid when under pressure despite him displaying a courageous nature.
Despite posing as a democratic leader he was a strong supporter and follower of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi who was condemned by many as a dictator.