Babu Owino Biography
Babu Owino whose real name is Paul Ongili Owino is a Kenyan politician and member of parliament of Embakasi East constituency. He is the former chairman of SONU (Students Organisation of Nairobi University) where he left a legacy as one of the most famous people in the school.
Babu Owino Age
Babu Owino was born on the 10th of October 1989 in the slums of Kisumu, specifically Nyalenda. As of 2018, he is 29 and turning 30 years old this year.
Babu Owino Family | Wife | Children
Babu Owino was born from a humble background with two older siblings and pushed his way up the food chain to achieve greater success. He is married to a beautiful wife Frida Muthoni and they are blessed with two children, one son, and one daughter. The duo met on campus, and as he puts it “It was love at first sight”. After three years of dating, the two formalized their relationship with a small ceremony comprising of friends and family.
Babu Owino Early Life
He was born in a city slum of Kondele in Kisumu. His mother was a chang’aa seller. After he passed his primary school education he got a letter from Mang’u high school but his mother could not afford the school fees and a sponsor chipped in but took him to Kisumu High School.
After schooling an A- in KCSE he secured a chance at Moi University but he did not take up the chance. His uncle was a commercial farmer and he talked to him and he introduced him to the business and also gave him the capital to start his own vegetable large scale business.
After 2 years he had saved enough money to put him through the University. He enrolled for Actuarial science at the University of Nairobi in 2008.
Babu Owino Education Background
- Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi, Bachelors degree in Law.
- 2008- 2012: Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi, Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science.
- 2003-2006: Secondary school student at Kisumu High School, A-(80 points)
- 1995-2002: Primary school student at Kisumu Township Primary School (394 out of 500 marks)
Babu Owino Career
In the academic year, 2011/2012 Babu Owino was elected as the chairman of the students union, Student Organisation of Nairobi University(SONU). He is the longest serving student in the student union in Kenya.
Babu Owino Political Career
In 2013 he vied as the Member of Parliament seat for Westlands constituency but he lost to Hon Timothy Wanyonyi. In 2017 he vied for Embakasi East Parliamentary seat.
Babu Owino Wealth | Net Worth
“I not very wealthy and the wealth I have comes from God. I own a number of companies including a supplies company, a property, and a construction company. I am also a farmer, I was financially orphaned when Gaddafi was killed. Long ago, Libya’s late president, Muammar Gadaffi used to be my best friend, and he used to finance me. When he passed on, I have left a financial orphan and decided to look for other international friends,” said Babu during an interview on Citizen TV The Big Question.
Asked who these international friends are, Babu declined to disclose.
“I would not disclose them because when I reveal their identity, they are killed – just like what they did to Gaddafi,” Babu said.
Paul Ongili, popularly Known as Babu Owino is a Kenyan University students leader and politician who has a Net Worth of $1.2 Million dollars. He has put his Worth at between 5-10 million dollars in the past but available resources show that he is way below that Mark.
Babu Owino Expensive Cars
His first car was a Toyota Corolla 110. This car is the 8th generation of Corollas, and this car was used by him when it used to be the latest car. Among the fleet of cars owned by Paul Ongili, is a Range Rover Sport. Range Rover Sport is a luxury car produced by the British company, Land Rover. This car has a body dimension of 188.3 inches (4,783 mm) × 76.1 inches (1,933 mm) × 71.5 inches (1,816 mm). In addition to the Range Rover Sport, Babu Owino has a Land Cruiser V8. Land Cruiser V8 is also a luxurious car, and it is produced by Japanese automobile maker, Toyota.
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IN SUPPORT OF THE KAA STAFF STRIKE Kenya Airports Authority workers have today morning began a strike action aimed at drawing attention to the proposed take over of the management of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by Kenya Airways. When this matter was brought to Parliament, I strongly and vehemently opposed any such action and I hold the same position today. I am in full support of the strike and I call upon the Government to terminate this bad idea with immediate effect. Anybody suggesting that such a move is progressive is being mischievous. Last year, under the management of KAA, JKIA won the acclaimed award for Africa’s Airport of the Year for its excellence in air cargo at a ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa. How can such a company be taken over by a company that reported a net loss of 4 billion shillings last year and 5.6 billion shillings the year before that? Kenya Airways’ debt collectively stands at over 100 billion shillings! How can JKIA which is fast becoming a continental leader be taken over by KQ which continues to be a public embarrassment? JKIA has in recent years moved from strength to strength while KQ has moved into financial doldrums. This move must be opposed by everybody who means well for Kenya. More specifically, JKIA lies in my constituency and I oppose this take over because of the potential job losses that will result. Under the Presidential Big 4 agenda, we are meant to be creating jobs for Kenyans not destroying lives. I will not allow a single person employed by KAA to be sent home as a result of the selfish and greedy ambitions of a few people trying to force this deal through for their own aggrandizement! I further condemn the reported arrest of the Kenya Airport Workers Union Secretary General Mr Moss Ndiema as illegal and unconstitutional. I urge comrade airport workers not to be intimidated; history is on their side! I will begin a dialogue and I am in the process of seeking out the relevant stakeholders including the CS Transport James Macharia, the CS Treasury Henry Rotich, the Management of KQ and KAA as well as the Unions to come to the table and all agree that if it’s not broken, don’t fix it! Tha
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Babu Owino threatens to lead daily demonstrations against JKIA takeover
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has threatened to lead daily protests against Kenya Airways planned takeover of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport unless the plan is halted
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Speaking at JKIA after workers downed their tools on Wednesday, the lawmaker said that the planned takeover deal is “fraudulent and ill-timed”.
“I am a member of the Public Investment Committee and we called the CEO of the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Johny Andersen to explain this takeover. This is a fraudulent takeover.
“We shouldn’t allow as Kenyans. As a member of parliament, I am in support of workers demonstrating, striking for their rights. This is an opportunity for the workers to ensure that the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is not taken over,” he said.
The remarks come after police arrested Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) Secretary General Moss Ndiema following the chaos at the airport.
The KAA has diverted flights scheduled to land at JKIA to Mombasa following the standoff at the facility.
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has assured the travelers that the situation is under control. He also said that the workers defied an agreement with the ministry.
The workers have, however, insisted that they will only resume work after their plight is addressed.
Vote recount in Embakasi East
A Judge has ordered for scrutiny and a recount of votes cast in the Embakasi East Constituency during the August 8 General Election.
Justice Joseph Sergon said parties in the petition had agreed there were errors in the tallying process and that only fresh scrutiny and a recount could set the record straight.
Jubilee’s Francis Mureithi, who lost to Mr. Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino of ODM, has challenged the outcome, saying there were various sets of results contained in the polling forms and that it was difficult to determine who won the race.
Through lawyer Ham Lagat, Mr. Mureithi said some of the forms were not legible and that no one could determine if the results in form 35 A correspond with those in form 35 B.
He also claimed there were instances of inflation of votes cast in favour of Mr. Owino and deflation of his own. Some forms 35 A lack the official Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission stamp, while others do not bear signatures of the presiding officer.
RESULTS NOT ACCURATE
The lawyer said the results recorded and transmitted from polling stations to the constituency tallying center at the East Africa School of Aviation Institute were not accurate and verifiable in compliance with Articles 81 and 86 of the Constitution.
IEBC Nairobi county election manager Joseph Mele Eroo said that although there were errors in a number of forms, that cannot be the basis for fresh scrutiny.
He said the petitioner had not laid a sound basis for the court to grant him his request for a recount and that lack of stamps in some of the statutory forms cannot be the basis for scrutiny in an election petition.
Mr. Owino through lawyer Jackson Awele said lack of stamps in 44 random polling stations was an insufficient reason to conclude that the poll was marred with irregularities.
Justice Sergon ruled: “I order IEBC to produce sealed ballot boxes for the recount of votes in the entire constituency since the accuracy of forms 35Bs had errors,” Justice Sargon ruled.
Source: Daily Nation
Babu Owino Insults President Kenyatta Calling Him ‘Mtoto Wa Mbwa’
Embakasi East Member of Parliament, Babu Owino referred to President Uhuru Kenyatta ‘mtoto wa mbwa’ (son of a dog) saying that he will be removed by the citizens just as other African dictators such as Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory coast and Muamar Gadafi of Libya.
He said the NASA team was ready for a revolution and he said that if the government came to them with teargas and guns they will retaliate with bees.
Babu Owino explained the meaning of ‘Tibim’ to the Deputy President who had asked what it meant he said that the word ‘tibim’ meant that they should leave state house.
He said that the two should be thrown into Kamiti maximum prison after they left State house to pay for all the alleged theft that had happened during their tenure,.
Babu Owino In Raila, ‘Tibim’ Drama On Day One In Parliament
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino marked his entry into the National Assembly with controversy when he added “and Raila Amolo Odinga” to his oath.
The oath-takers swear allegiance “to the Republic of Kenya”. That is when he added the Nasa leader’s name.
He was then ordered to retake the oath.
After retaking it, he ended by saying “Tibim”.
Michael Sialai, the Clerk of the National Assembly, asked the MPs to take the oath as prescribed as they “will have all the time they want to say anything they want under the Standing Orders as MPs”.
Hilarious: Babu Owino’s Maiden Speech in Parliament if Elected Embakasi East MP
Babu Owino’s parliamentary aspirations are nearing fruition following his win in the ODM party primaries last Sunday
The flamboyant and often controversial University of Nairobi students leader will in August battle it out with the Jubilee Party candidate, Francis Mureithi, in the race to represent the people of Embakasi East in parliament.
Babu Owino, known for catchphrases like ‘Tibim’ and ‘Tialala’, should he be elected is expected to be one of most vocal voices in parliament.
As a result, a creative Kenyan, Arap Doyo has toyed with the idea of what Babu’s maiden speech would be like should he be elected.
The Year is 2017, Last week of August and Babu Owino is the Mp, Embakasi East
Babu Owino is making his maiden speech.
“Mr. Speaker, Tialalalala.
No matter how lazy a woman is, she cannot forget her behind at home. No matter how short a man is, he cannot be shorter than his penis. Parliament power! Honorable Members akchuu. Women Reps riiaaaah. Mr. Speaker, I will make my speech and I will be brief like a Cockrel on top of a hen.
When I was the Sonu chair, comrades ate chicken, when I left they ate like chicken, and today they’re eating with chicken. That is the power of Babu Owino.
Mr. Speaker tiiaaalala!
I’m proud to have studied at the ONLY University not named after dead people. But SONU is dead, and it didn’t die a natural death. It was killed by the administration after I left. Pray for SONU. On Embakasi East, my people disappointed the former dishonorable MP and appointed me. Yes, the fly that patches on the scrotum must be handled delicately. Whether quail eggs fall on the balls or the balls fall on the quail eggs, it is the quail eggs that break.
Mr. Speaker Akchuu!
My opponents were puppets of the satan. And God was disappointed with them. He had to call me to come and send them to oblivion. They were disloyal to the people. And the voice People is the voice of God.
Mr. Speaker, Tialala,
I was voted in overwhelmingly. My opponent was competing with spoilt votes and was multiplied by zero to power infinity. The Power of Embakasi People can only be rivaled by God’s Power. Kenya Power, Pakapower and Power plus cannot match the power of my people.
Time has come for change, the Embakasi East needs change. A man cannot use a condom twice. I shall work for my people with zeal and zest like the uncastrated bulls of Spain.
The people of Embakasi Tibim. I won’t let you down.”
Lessons from Babu Owino: This is how to become an MP straight from campus
Kenya went to the ballot this past week, and among those elected was former UoN Students Organisation of Nairobi University boss – the indefatigably incorrigible – Babu Owino.
Following his election into parliament as MP for Nairobi’s Embakasi East, most university students (especially those interested in politics) have begun looking for ways on how to follow his footsteps.
So, for once, I’m not going to bash anyone on this column today. Instead, I’m going to give these student wannabe dons advice on how to become Babu Owino in three simple steps.
Babu Owino – Lessons One
Arm yourself with a lot of extra, big-sounding English words that may or may not be grammatically correct, and may or may not make sense to the matter at hand.
When speaking to the people and, for instance, you want to say a word as simple as ‘surprised’, instead, go ahead and add on, “perplexed, flabbergasted, dumbfounded, discombobulated, abashed, flummoxed, bollixed, nonplussed.”
Memorize these synonyms and randomly throw them in conversations, or save them for the day you’ll be called to appear on TV and toss them all over the place to either seem smart and well-schooled, or just for the hell of it. You know, because you can.
Babu Owino – Lessons Two
Have a bunch of online goats to make sure your name is always on every campus student’s lips.
They should be cheap people with nothing going on in their personal lives; people who will be comfortable with anything between Sh110 to Sh527.
And, for that amount, they will shout your name atop all mountain hills and make sure that every university student in Kenya knows your name.
Let them take pictures of you in restaurants and say how you bought lunches for everyone within.
Let them take pictures of you in police stations and say how you slapped the OCS for disrespecting your ‘comrades’; let them take pictures of you with the President and say how you were loaning him money because he – the President – was broke.
Babu Owino – Lessons Three
Vie for student office. Do everything in your power to make sure you win. Once you do, never get out of that seat.
I repeat, thou shall not get out of that seat. At whatever cost. Make news headlines by making outrageous remarks or issue strange threats like when Babu threatened to unleash all campus guys to pee on a tree then US president had planted when he visited Nairobi if Higher Education Loans Board delays to disburse funds on time.
That’s all it takes, gentlemen. Just that. Follow these very simple steps and one day, just one day, you’ll also find yourself in the corridors of parliament.
If that doesn’t happen, call my Editor and ask for me to be fired. Okay, maybe let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.
Just follow the steps and see how it goes. Cheers.