Ferdinand Waititu Biography
Ferdinand Waititu was born on 1st January 1962. He is currently the Member of Parliament for Kabete constituency in Kiambu county having being elected on 4th May 2015 in the by- election following the death of the area MP George Muchai. In 2013 he viewed for the gubernatorial seat for Nairobi county and lost to his opponent Dr. Evans Kidero.
Ferdinard Waititu Education Background
1991 : Obtained degree in commerce from Siri Guru College.
He then proceeded to Technical University of Kenya, then Kenya Polytechnic before proceeding
1981: Completed his secondary school at Dagoretti High School and obtained the Kenya Certificate of Education.
1975 : Sat for his CPE eams in Mbagathi Primary School
Positions held by Ferdinand Waititu
4th May 2015 – Up to date : Member of Parliament for Kabete
13th February 2013 – Up to date : Member of Jubilee Alliance
14th January 2013 – 28th February 2016 : Member of The National Alliance (TNA)
2010 – 4th March 2013 : Assistant Minister of Water & Irrigation of Cabinet
2008 – 4th March 2013: Member of Parliament for Embakasi
2007 – 14th January 2013 : Member of Party of National Unity
2008 – 2013 : Member of Joint Committee on Parliamentary Broadcasting and Library
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2008 – 2013 : Member of Local Authorities and Funds Accounts Committee – S.O. 189
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’