Eye candy: 10 hottest male MPs

It is no secret. The 12th Parliament has hunky MPs who have left Kenyan women weak, wishing, wanting, and dreaming.

Some sauntered and became ‘wahesh’ following victories after the August 8 General Election which injected new, hot blood into the August House, previously the preserve of greying men in need of tummy tucks.

But these new honourables are youthful, popular, outspoken, bold and quite an eye candy in the looks department.

Indeed, the Kenyan Parliament is no longer a place for retiring and retired civil servants, ageing mandarins of the corporate world or nabobs of shadowy business concerns out for self-actualisation.

The new kids on the political block comprise a journalist, a one-time comedian cum advertising geek, a musician, a campus student, a lawyer and a banker.

Here, take a bite of your cherry. 

Nixon Korir

The MP for Lang’ata Constituency in Nairobi is the ultimate man crush for Kenyan women. Charming and good looking, the MP has won the heart of many Kenyan women, but alas!

There is bad news, at least for the drooling fans, as ‘Generali’ is married to Beryl Zoraima, also a lawyer for a government oil concern. They have two daughters, Maya and Sasha.

The newly elected ‘mhesh’, is an alumnus of Moi High School Kabarak and the University of Nairobi, School of Law, where he graduated in December 2010. He has come a long way in politics.

While an undergraduate, Korir served as a Congressman at the University of Nairobi and in 2008, he became the School of Law President. In 2009, he became Secretary General of the Students Organization of Nairobi University (Sonu).

He was the Secretary of Youth Affairs in the office of the Deputy President where he coordinated policies and programmes for Uwezo Fund, Youth Enterprise Development Fund, the National Youth Service and the Kenya National Volunteers Programme.

Korir was the founding Chairman of the United Republican Party, and remains a member. He also served as the Executive Director of the United Republican Party (URP) secretariat.

Babu Owino

The MP for Embakasi East is slowly carving out an image as the bad boy of local politics. And women, who love bad boys are falling over themselves for a piece of the former university student leader who popularized the ‘Tibim’ slogan for the National Super Alliance (NASA).

He is married to Fridah Muthoni and are blessed with two kids.

Babu Owino was raised by a single mother in Kisumu City where she sold chang’aa to educate her son at Kisumu High School where he earned an A- in KCSE. He secured a place at Moi University but he gave it a miss, choosing instead, to purse business, which his uncle had introduced him to.

After two years, he had saved enough money for university education. He enrolled for an Actuarial Science degree at the University of Nairobi in 2008 and later took up Law. He graduated with honours in both, in between stints as the longest serving student leader of SONU. In 2013, he vied for Westlands Constituency seat but lost to Timothy Wanyonyi. The 28 year old shifted base to Embakasi East and won. 

Jaguar

The musician trounced ODM candidate Steve Mbogo, Ukweli Party’s Boniface Mwangi and Mwaniki Kwenya of Maendeleo Chap Chap to become MP for Starehe Constituency. The Kioo hit maker can now look himself in the mirror and say ‘Nime vuka border.’ 

Charles Njagua Kanyi, also wore other hats as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and father of three kids with three different baby mamas Magda, Ann and Mercy.

Jaguar came from humble beginnings in Nyeri County to topping music charts and winning awards at the Pearl Music Awards, Nzumari Awards and Kilimanajro Music Awards East Africa besides being nominated for Channel O Music Video Awards.

But it was his appointment to the board of the National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) by President Uhuru Kenyatta which gave him a political shot in the arm and for which the 31 year old can also add “Nimetoka mbali.’

 Ngunjiri Wambugu

Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu, who calls himself a critical thinker, philosopher, writer and scholar, was on the receiving end after filing a petition seeking removal of Chief Justice David Maraga and which came a cropper.

The CEO at Logix Limited and founder of Change Associates attended the University of Nairobi. Ngunjiri has been married for 17 years and has three children.

Women in Nyeri confessed to having voted for him, not only for his articulation of national issues, but also for his looks and the njariomi (the gap between his teeth) which gets their knees turning into jelly whenever he beams out his sunny smile.

John Kiarie ‘KJ’  

The former comedian and advertising man known for his ‘Nime Chill’ campaign for PSI and ‘Mimi ni Member’ for Equity Bank, had unsuccessfully contested the Dagoretti South seat in 2007 and 2013 elections, and in his third attempt, sent incumbent Dennis Waweru packing.

John Kiarie, or ‘KJ’ the former one third of the popular comedy trio, Redykyulass, rose to fame in the early 2000’s for mimicking former Cabinet Minister Joseph Kamotho and later former First Lady Mama Lucy Kibaki, both deceased.

In between comedy, KJ worked in advertising, serving as Creative Director at ScanAd and Transcend Media besides being founding partner of the Vijana Tugutuke youth movement and as the Director of Youth Agenda.

An alumnus of Daystar University (MA Development Communication) and Kenyatta University (Bed, Fine Art) attended Dagoretti High School where he was the cartoonist for Gossip, the school newspaper which provided him with the impetus that saw him draw the famous ‘Head on Corrishon’ cartoon strip the Sunday Nation for over 10 years.

He is married.

Mohamed Ali

The newly elected Nyali MP promised to be the Jicho Pevu in Parliament in the line of his famous investigative journalism series for KTN where he worked before joining politics.

Mohamed Ali has won many awards in his career including; the Head of State Commendation ( HSC ) awarded by President Mwai Kibaki, UN Peace Ambassador, Investigative Journalist of the Year, Journalist of the Year, Kenya Human Rights Journalist of the Year and Brave Reporter of the Year among others.

The alumnus of News Link Institute of Journalism (Diploma in Journalism) and Moi University (Bsc. in Communication and Public Relations), is married to Rukiya Noordin. ‘Moha’ has two children.

John Paul Mwirigi

At 23, John Paul Mwirigi, a Bachelor of Education student at Mt Kenya University is the youngest MP, representing Igembe South Constituency where he ran a door-to-door campaign as an independent candidate after and won the hearts of voters.

From a humble background, his dreams were nurtured in secondary school which were realised when he went to Parliament where he had to fish out his election certificate and ID car to prove to suspicious guards that he was, indeed, an elected MP.

Stories of him walking to town from State House saw President Uhuru Kenyatta giving him a Toyota Prado. Little is known about his private life, creating an opening for single women out to nub a ‘Mhesh.’

Otiende Amollo

The MP for Rarieda Constituency in Siaya County was in the news representing NASA during the Presidential petition in which the Supreme Court nullified the elections of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Otiende Amollo cut his teeth as a lawyer on his way to serving among the nine Committee of Experts who drafted the 2010 Constitution besides stints as chair on of the Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman) of the Republic of Kenya, a position he has held since November 2011. 

The alumnus of Maranda High School (where he was the best student in his year) proceeded to the University of Nairobi (LL.B Hons, and LL.M Hons in Public Law) and a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and Certificate in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from Lund University respectively.

For women who swooned over him as he represented Nasa, sorry, Otiende is married to Linet and they have three kids, Jewel, Jean and Jayden. He once told a weekend daily that getting married early was one of the best decisions he ever made.

Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir

The son of the late Mvita MP Shariff Nassir, was elected for the second time to represent his father’s old Constituency.

Abdulswamad Nassir, the CEO of Radio Rahma, attended the Lenana High School before attaining a Diploma in Aviation and getting into business. Abdulswamad recently embarked on a weight loss journey and has transformed into a total hunky after major weight loss. He is married to Rahma.

Elijah Memusi

Kajiado Central MP Elijah Memusi took over in 2015 after he replaced the late Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery, who resigned from the seat after he was offered a cabinet post by the president. The alumnus of Africa Nazarene University (Bsc. Finance) worked for Barclays Bank where he rose to Relationship Manager before venturing into construction and later politics. The founder of Memusi Hope Foundation is married with four children.


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