Controversial ODM MP, Babu Owino Admits To Taking Chang’aa

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babuThe vocal and controversial Embakasi East Mp, Paul Ongili or better known as Babu Owino on Saturday admitted to taking an illicit brew.

According to Mr Ongili, the law does not prohibit its citizens from enjoying their favourite drink and in his case, chang’aa.

“There is no law in this country that prohibits Kenyans from consuming chang’aa. People should be allowed to enjoy their favourite drinks,” he told eDaily.

The former University of Nairobi student leader said he grew up watching his mother sell the brew for a living.

“I remember we struggled so much.My mum used to sell chang’aa and she raised up through that and up to now I still drink Chang’aa because that is where I came from. It wasn’t a bed of roses.”

“Growing up in Nyalenda, times were hard as policemen would come and beat people in their houses. I could see my mum being whipped. I slept in Kisumu’s Central Police Station severally as I was, time and again, arrested for selling chang’aa. That was the only means that I could use to raise school fees. But through God’s work I managed and at least I am where I am now.”

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Babu grew up in a humble background but has worked his way up. He was a student at Kisumu boys before getting a scholarship to Millennium Academy for his A levels and later joined the University of Nairobi.

He also mentioned that he will be vying for the Nairobi County Governor in 2022 and the Presidency in 2027.

Raila Odinga, had during his campaigns promised to legalize chang’aa should he have bagged the presidency.


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