23-Year-Old Kenyan Student Wins MP Seat
John Paul Mwirigi, a Bachelor of Education student at Mt Kenya University, won after getting over 18000 votes against Jubilee's Rufus Miriti, who had over 15000 votes. Mwirigi campaigned on foot before he receiving support from boda boda riders.
John Paul Mwirigi.
Nation, 9 August 2017
A 23-year-old independent candidate is highly likely to be the next Igembe South MP after preliminary results indicate he is leading. Read more »
Capital FM, 9 August 2017
At just 24 years old, John Paul Mwirigi could be the youngest Member of Parliament after taking a lead in the Igembe South parliamentary seat on an independent ticket. Read more »