10 famous politicians whose politics started in campus
- James Orengo was elected as SONU chair in 1972
- Hassan Omar was chair of Moi University Students Organisation before he was expelled
- Lumumba was elected Sonu chairman unopposed when he was studying law
Some of Kenya’s most popular politicians share an integral part of history with each other that they all learnt and perfected their fiery trade while in campus.
Their campus arena offered a perfect learning point that became a huge spring board to national politics.
Some are feared, celebrated or loathed at the same time, but one thing is for certain, they all have stood out one way or the other.
While studying law at the University of Nairobi, James Orengo was elected as SONU chair, a position he held from 1972 to 1973.
He was elected as the chair of the Kenya Law School Students Society at the University of Nairobi when he was studying law.
He served as the chair of Moi University Students Organisation before he was expelled.
He was elected the vice chair of Actuarial Students Association at the University of Nairobi.
Lumumba was elected Sonu chairman unopposed when he was studying law at the UoN.
Kabando wa Kabando
Former MP Kabando wa Kabando was elected Sonu chair 1992.
The vocal lawyer who is also a barrister in Canada was elected Sonu chair in 1987.
Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o were student leader at Makerere
Ruto was a student activist in the University of Nairobi and was detained for three months following e aftermath the 1982 coup attempt.
Embakasi East Mp Babu Owino was the longest serving student leader after he was elected Sonu chair in 2011.
The former Budalangi legislator was a student leader at the University of Nairobi representing Parklands campus.