Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino is an iconic public figure who is popularly known for his eloquence and influence among his political supporters, particularly the youth.
While his speeches often sparkle heated debates every other time, his sense of humour and creative thought process is arguably one of his most thrilling gifts.
On Friday, the outspoken MP took his usual antics to Samburu West where he was welcomed by the area MP Naisula Lesuuda to give a small pep talk to pupils.
“Wananfunzi Tibim! Tibim inamaanisha kusoma kwa bidii (Pupils ‘Tibim’! Tibim means working hard),’ the young legislator began.
“As our children make sure you work hard and study hard. From primary make sure you pass your KCPE exams and go to high school.
“From high school make sure you pass your KCSE exams and go to the university. Make you sure you work hard,” Babu remarked.
The Emabakaisi East MP further adviced the young pupils not to rush into dating, stating that if anyone of them needed a boyfriend or a girlfriend, they should date their stationeries.
“For our ladies, our boys saa hizi si time ya boyfriend and girlfriend, ukitaka boyfriend, kitabu chako ndio boyfriend. Ukitaka girlfriend kalamu ndio girlfriend
(For our ladies, our boys, this is not the time for having boyfriends or girlfriends. If you want a boyfriend, date your book, if you want a girlfriend date your pen”,’ he declared.
He further urged the pupils to kiss their stationery if they ever felt like kissing members of the opposite sex.
“Ukitaka ku kiss msichana kiss kitabu.Ukitaka kukiss mvulana kiss kalamu (If you want to kiss a girl, kiss your book. If you want to kiss a boy, kiss your pen),’ he proclaimed, much to the excitement of the audience.