Student who campaigned trekking wins Kenya’s parliamentary seat

A 23 year old student who contested for the parliamentary election as an independent candidate in Kenya has been declared winner of his constituency.

John Mwirigi who is currently a student at the Mt. Kenya University surprised everyone by beating seasoned politicians in the contest to emerge winner.

According to the Daily Nation, Mr. Mwirigi would be the youngest MP if he is finally sworn in.

Speaking in an interview with Daily Nation Mr. Mwirigi stated that he expressed interest to become a legislature back in his childhood days.

I had a dream where I was tabling a motion in Parliament while I was in Form three. That is when I started asking my fellow students to start campaigning for me since I would need their vote in 2017.’’ He said.

The MP elect was reportedly to have campaigned on foot because he could not afford transportation.

Local media reported that residents in Mwigiri’s community decided to vote for him since he better understood their problems and can help address them.

Mwigiri, who is the sixth born in a family of eight still lives in a family house and said his first priority would be to support agribusiness activities, promote entrepreneurship and nurturing talents.

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