In a recent poll conducted by Infotrak, Embakasi East Member of Parliament (MP), Babu Owino, has been ranked as the top-performing legislator in Nairobi, boasting an impressive 60% approval rating.
Following closely behind is Westlands MP, Timothy Wanyonyi, who garnered a commendable 58% approval rating.
Third on the list is Embakasi Central MP, Benjamin Gathiru, who earned a respectable 56%. His compatriot Embakasi North MP, James Mwangi, also achieved a solid approval rating of 55%.
Meanwhile, Ruaraka MP, Francis Tom Joseph Kajwang, and Dagoretti South MP, John Kiarie, both received a commendable 54%.
Embakasi West MP, Mark Samuel Muriithi, Kasarani MP, Ronald Kamwiko, and Embakasi South MP, Julius Musili, secured a solid 52% rating. Rounding of the top ten is Langata MP, Phelix Odiwuor, and Dagoretti North MP, Beatrice Elachi, who garnered a 50% approval rating.
Babu Owino opens up on his days of using cocaine
Babu Owino’s top performance report comes days after another controversial report on his days of using drugs. The Embakasi East MP earlier this week opened up about his substance abuse including the use of cocaine. Babu also revealed that he decided to go sober in 2020.
In a media interview, the MP admitted to a history of using hard liquor, cocaine, and traditional brews. He however emphasized that he had since turned his life around.
“The moment you are in your youth, you are very energetic, you want to explore and experience the adventure. I don’t regret having been in that life because now it has made me wiser. It also makes me know it’s not good to be involved in such a lifestyle,” he said.
The MP disclosed that he decided to quit drugs in January 2020. He explained that the intense lifestyle had become overwhelming, leading him to a breaking point.