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.
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.
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.
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.
Ababu Namwamba Politics
He joined the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) in 2006 and ran for and won the Budalangi constituency parliamentary seat on the party’s ticket. From 2008 to 2013, he was the party’s parliamentary secretary, and from 2012 to 2013, he was the Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs.
He left the ODM in 2016 to join the Labor Party of Kenya, where he is currently the leader. The party announced its support for President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017, and Ababu lost his Budalangi seat the same year.
He has been the Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2018.
Ababu Namwamba Wife and Kids
Ababu previously told the Standard that his wife, Prisca Mwaro, is loving, loyal, and understanding. She is also the mother of his four children, Nkosi, Lulu, Tanya-Helena, and Ababu Junior, according to him.
However, several online articles reported that the two had separated due to infidelity. According to the press, he was living with two beautiful women, Luciana Mimo and Miss Tourism Busia winner Paula Anne Machio, and he introduced the latter as his best wife.
Ababu Namwambva Net Worth
Owing to his successful career as a lawyer and a legal advisor as well as a politician. Ababu’s net worth is estimated to be between $5-10 million.