Ferdinand Waititu

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Ferdinard Waititu (born January 1, 1962 in Kibera, Nairobi) is the current Kabete Constituency Member of Parliament since 2015 and the immediate former Member of Parliament for Embakasi Constituency and assistant minister for Water Services and Irrigation in the government of Kenya. He is a former deputy mayor and Councillor of in the Nairobi City Council.

In 2017 Waititu was elected as the Jubilee Party Nominee for Governor position in Kiambu County after defeating the incumbent Governor of Kiambu County Hon. William Kabogo[1]


He completed his secondary school in 1981 from Dagoretti High School, where he obtained the Kenya Certificate of Education. He then proceeded to Technical University of Kenya, then Kenya Polytechnic before proceeding to Punjab India where he obtained a degree in commerce from Siri Guru College in 1991.

Social life

He is described as a "fiery politician" and has been arrested on several occasions, including for "hate speech" directed against ethnic Maasai and for protesting the demolition of shanty houses in his district.[2] In September 2012 he was suspended from his government post over charges of hate speech and inciting violence.[3] In 2014 the High court ruled that Waititu is unfit to hold public office due to integrity issues. In 2015 he was elected MP

He is often referred to as 'Baba yao' (Kiswahili for 'Their father'). He lost the Nairobi gubernatorial election to Dr. Evans Kidero in March 2013. Fedinard Waititu however found a way back to active politics on 4 May 2015 after winning a seat as a member of parliament for Kabete through a by election following death of the area MP George Muchai who was murdered in the streets of Nairobi. The landslide win united him with his long term political friend Mike Sonko but in different fields of politics. He however officially announced to run for gubernatorial seat for Kiambu to battle it out with Governor William Kabogo come next general elections.Kiambu people now call him 'BABA YETU' On August 2017 he won the Kiambu gubernatorial seat.




  1. ^ "Waititu wins Kiambu seat with 353,604 votes against Kabogo's 69,916". The Star, Kenya. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Kenya MP Ferdinand Waititu accused of 'hate speech'". BBC News Africa. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kenya MP Ferdinand Waititu charged with hate speech". BBC News Africa. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 

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