Twenty three year old Mount Kenya University student set to be Igembe South MP after being declared winner on Thursday morning.
John Paul Mwirigi who is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education at MKU won after getting 18,867 votes while the runner up had 15,411 votes. He defeated seasoned politicians like Mwenda Mzalendo, Raphael Muriungi, Kubai Mutuma and Rufus Miriti.
Mwirigi, who is among the youngest MPs, did not campaign much as he did not have posters and mostly used bodabodas that offered to help and went on foot.
His supporters celebrated on Wednesday when the final results were not yet announced but he was ahead. He has said that his first priorities are agribusiness, promoting entrepreneurship and nurturing talents.
He claims that he does not own any land yet and residents said they voted for him despite him not having many campaign resources because he knows their problems and they are certain that he will solve them.
“I had a dream where I was tabling a motion in Parliament while I was in Form Three.” he told the Nation. “I have held leadership positions in my school and in my neighborhood.”
Courtesy of Nairobi News.