8 Kenyan politicians who started their journey back on campus

Their university arena offered a perfect learning point that became a huge spring board to national politics.

Business Insider SSA takes a look at some of them:

James Orengo

The Siaya Senator was elected was elected as the Chairperson of the Students Organization of Nairobi University (SONU), a position he held from 1972 to 1973.

Gladys Wanga

The Homa Bay county woman representative is a former Secretary General at the Kenyatta University Students Association (KUSA). She was the first woman to hold the position.

Johnson Sakaja

Sakaja began his political journey while at the University of Nairobi when he was elected the vice chair of Actuarial Students Association. He is currently the Senator of Nairobi county.

Miguna Miguna

The self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRA) leader, who is also a barrister in Canada, was elected Sonu chair in 1987.

Hassan Omar

The former Mombasa Senator once served as the chair of Moi University Students Organisation before being expelled following the orders of the then President Moi after he organised a demonstration to oppose the naming of the university after Moi.

Kipchumba Murkomen

Mr Murkomen was elected as the chair of the Kenya Law School Students Society at the University of Nairobi when he was studying law.

He is currently the Senator of Elgeyo Marawket.

Babu Owino

The Embakasi East MP is one of the longest-serving SONU Chairpersons.

He is known for his sharp critique of the government.

Isaac Ruto

The leader of the Chama Cha Mashinani Party served as a student activist at the University of Nairobi.

Mr Ruto, who once served as the Bomet Governor, lost in 2017 election but is still a respected name in politics.

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