By Solomon Koko
Embakasi East member of Parliament Paul Ongili popularly known as babu Owino has vowed to sponsor 20 students that emerged top in the recently announced KCPE results through their Secondary education.
He has further promised to sponsor needy and more top performing students under his non profit organisation EduCare adding that they will also benefit from a year long of free unlimited access to their online learning platform.took to his social media to congratulate students from Utawala academy.
The Public school in Kayole emerged top in last year’s exams. His sentiments were met with different reactions as netizens bashed him for taking credit for their performance, many saying he had nothing to do with that insisting it was the student’s individual efforts. “Don’t credit yourself where it’s not due.
You had nothing to do with their success rather their dedication and the teachers,” someone noted. However speaking to Standard, Babu insisted that he did everything to make sure students in Embakasi had access to education through the pandemic.
“Aside from my online classes, I paid for home based schooling and the students were ready. Next year we are going to produce the best student in the country,” he boasted. Never shy of blowing his trumpet, the legislator recently posted his Kisumu boys’ report card portraying his academic excellence.
“I was a bright student and so will be my constituents. I have never met anyone who can beat me in mathematics.” His report card indicated he was a straight ‘A’ student in mathematics with a 100% score.
Described by his close knit as bright but rigorously offensive when crossed, the controversial politician has been working on his tainted public image in recent times even quitting the bottle.
“I was overly excited when I joined politics but now I’m grown and know better. There are so many things I did that I regret to date and promised myself never to walk that path,” he states.
Babu has previously been accused of extending his stay at the university with the intention of running the institution’s politics. During his tenure, he became the longest serving student leader. Besides his degree in actuarial science and 7 diplomas, he recently added another degree when he graduated with a second class honors in law from the university of Nairobi.