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Babu Owino’s Cabinet Secretary ambition divides Kenyans

Embakasi East incumbent Member of Parliament, Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino, revealed his future ambition of becoming the cabinet secretary in charge of the education docket in Kenya.

In a social media caption to a photo of himself kneeling before a pastor for prayers at the Peter Manyuru Ministries, Babu said that once he took over the docket, no child will ever be denied their right to education.

“When I become the CS Education I will ensure that NO student is sent home for school fees,” said Babu.

His sentiments, however, divided the internet as some supported him and others opposed him based on his alleged criminal record and reputation.

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Babu Owino
Babu Owino

Below are some reactions from Kenyans on Babu’s CS ambitions:

“The CS position serves all Kenyans irrespective of the political or tribal affiliation. You are too emotional and revengeful to hold such a national position. Wewe baki Embakasi East (you keep to your Embakasi East constituency),” wrote Moha Ba Sultan.

“Even if we differ politically, you’re never a bad person.You value other people. God bless you Babu. Ipo siku (there will come a day),” responded Lasshy Langat.

“I’m from Garissa and I’m not a beneficiary of Babu Owino’s CDF but I believe and I assure you guys that he assists people a lot.I support him because he’s not a liar,” wrote Zachariah Updy Salah.

“You might end up killing all of our parents, we can’t risk,” wrote Wamugo Pauline.

This was about an incident in which Babu Owino allegedly shot DJ Evolve during a club hangout and left him disabled. The incident was captured on CCTV.

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“Provided you aren’t given CS for internal security because no one will be alive.” Wrote Hon. Idris Bulle Mohammed.

“Education need someone who has gone to school not drugs seller of the school. You don’t know how to calculate 0.01% and the meaning of at least 25% of the total valid votes… rudi shule kwanza (go back to school first),” wrote Evans Wafula.

It would appear that Babu Owino has a passion for education. At the height of the covid pandemic, he offered free Mathematics and Chemistry lessons online to assist final secondary school national examinations candidates revise for the exams.

He was once quoted saying that math was the easiest subject to teach in the world, a sentiment not many would support.

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