Ababu Namwamba Biography, Age, Career, Wife, Net Worth.

Ababu Namwamba is a Kenyan politician and lawyer with the proverbial cat’s nine lives. Ababu Namwamba was nominated to serve as a cabinet secretary in the ministry of sports and youth affairs by president William Ruto.

Former President Mwai Kibaki bestowed upon him the Order of the Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH), Kenya’s highest civilian national honor, in 2012. Here is a biography of a man who could be described as the consummate politician.

Ababu Namwamba Age and Birthday

Ababu was born in Jinja, Uganda on December 23, 1975, but his family relocated to Kenya due to Idi Amin’s reign of terror.

Ababu Education

Ababu Namwamba

Milimani Nursery in Eldoret, Port Victoria Primary School in Western, and Kolanya Boys High School in Teso North were among his schools.

He attended the University of Nairobi from 1993 to 1997 after finishing his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Later, he attended the Kenya School of Law before completing his Master of Laws Degree (LLM) in international law at the Washington College of Law in the United States, where he graduated in 2004.

He is the youngest of eight children, six boys, and two girls.

His mother’s name is Mama Agatha Maina Namwamba, and his father’s name is the late Peter Namwamba Lwecheche.

His brother Tom Namwamba is a philosophy lecturer at Kenyatta University.

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Ababu Namwamba Career

In 1996, while still a student at the university, he was elected student leader. During this time, he chaired the Kenya Law Students Society and had the opportunity to meet notable people such as former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. This broadened his horizons, and he knew he wanted to work in diplomacy.

He worked for the Public Law Institute (PLI), Kenya’s first civil society organization for the public interest, until 2002.

After leaving PLI, he established the chambers of justice, a public interest trust that he led as chief counsel until 2007. The lawyer also established his own firm, Ababu Namwamba Attorneys-at-law.

He established the Ababu Namwamba Foundation in 2003. The private charity helps young Kenyans from primary school to university.

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The same year, he won a ruling in a constitutional case that upheld the rights of children living with HIV/AIDS. The case was filed in court after two schools located in Ngong and Karen barred children living with HIV/AIDS from Nyumbani Children’s Home.

The case gained him international acclaim, earning him the 2004 Global Justice Award in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

In 2004, he won a landmark legal battle that was unique in the country where a Kenyan citizen born in Pakistan was falsely accused of terrorism.