Ken Obura Biography
Ken Obura (Ken Obura Mirenga) is a Kenyan politician and the Member of Parliament for Kisumu central constituency. He is a member of Orange Democratic movement and a coalition member of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy.
Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi
Secondary school student at Maranda High school.
Ken Obura Political Positions
Started 10th March 2013: Member of Parliament for Kisumu Central
Started 13th February 2013: Coalition Member of Coalition for Reforms & Democracy
Started 8th February 2013: Member of Orange Democratic Movement
What many folks don’t know is that Ken Obura has been in politics for a while now. He honed his skills at the University of Nairobi where he vied for the powerful position of secretary general. He ran an aggressive and flamboyant campaign but owing to the ethnic politics of the University at the time he lost narrowly. In spite of that loss by the narrowest of margins, Ken Obura refused to fade away into oblivion and went ahead to form the official opposition.
The SONU constitution did not provide for an official opposition, technically making Ken Obura’s mission to look like that of a lobby group. That notwithstanding, he had support and his presence was felt. He proceeded to actively check the SONU council especially on issues of transparency and corruption.
Obura did not graduate from the University with a degree in political sciences or other social science course but one in the sciences. He nonetheless retained a keen interest in politics and joined other like minded young luminaries who founded the Young Kenyans for Raila07 a youth movement that campaigned for the Right Honourable Prime Minister in his presidential bid in 2007.
Started 2013: Member of Procedure and House Rules Committee
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