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Ferdinand Waititu Biography, Family, Wife and Children



Ferdinand Waititu Biography

Hon Ferdinard Waititu was born in January 1, 1962 in Kibera Nairobi. Waititu is the son of a former Kibera laini Saba village elder who owned a chain of mud hovels on rent in Kibera slums.

 Positions held by Ferdinand Waititu

  1. Currently the MP of Kabete Constituency
  2. contested for the position of Nairobi Governor in 2013
  3. Member of Parliament for Embakasi Constituency
  4. Assistant minister for Water Services and Irrigation
  5. Deputy mayor and Councillor of Nairobi.

Ferdinard Waititu  Education

Waititu Ferdinand 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.

Waititu Ferdinard Social life and Politics

Fedinard Waititu 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. In September 2012 he was suspended from his government post over charges of hate speech and inciting violence.

Fedinard Waititu – Baba yao

Fedinard Waititu 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 4th May 2015 after winning a seat as a the 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.

Ferdinand Waititu Family, Wife and Children

Waititu is married to Susan Ndung’u and has a daughter Monica Ndung’u.

Ferdinand Waititu – Profile

Waititu was born on January 1, 1962 to uneducated parents in the sprawling Kibera slums in Nairobi.

He graduated from Dagoretti High school in 1981 then joined the Technical University of Kenya then Kenya polytechnic before allegedly flying out to Punjab India where he obtained a degree in commerce from Siri Guru College in 1991.

His educational background has been the subject of much speculation with his archenemy Kiambu governor William Kabogo referring to him as a primary school drop-out who has never stepped foot into the four corners of a lecture hall.

“Baba Yao” has also been accused of using his brothers documents including ID and Birth certificate to vie for political office.

Waititu is 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 constituency. In September 2012 he was suspended from his government post over charges of hate speech and inciting violence.

He lost the Nairobi gubernatorial election to Dr. Evans Kidero in March 2013. Ferdinand or is it Clifford? 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.

Kiambu people now call him ‘BABA YETU’

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