Ababu Tawfiq Pius Namwamba is a Kenyan lawyer and politician whose date of birth is 23rd December 1975. Apparently, he was born in Jinja Uganda but his parents are Kenyan. However, was brought up in both Kenya and Uganda. Additionally, he is the last born in a family of eight.
Ababu Namwamba Education Journey
Ababu’s education journey started at Port Victoria Mixed Primary School and Kolanya Boys High School.
After completing high school, he joined the University of Nairobi where he took a bachelor’s degree in Law. He, however, moved to America where he did his Master of Laws Degree in international law at
the American University Washington College of law.
In accordance with the legal profession in Kenya Ababu also holds a diploma in legal practice from the Kenya School of law.
Ababu Tawfiq Pius Namwamba’s Political Career
Pius Namwamba joined politics in 2007 and was elected as a member of parliament for Bundalangi
constituency on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), party ticket. Additionally, he served as the ODM parliamentary secretary from 2008-2013.
Since 2012 Ababu also has been serving as Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs under President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration.
In 2016 he left ODM and joined the Labour Party of Kenya where he is the party leader. However, Ababu lost his Bundalangi parliamentary seat in 2017 to Raphael Wanjala.
In March 2018 he was sworn in as the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On 27th September 2022, he was nominated as the Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports, and Arts by president William Ruto.
Ababu Namwamba Legal Career
In 2002 he founded the Chambers of Justice where he was the chief counsel and also had his law firm Ababu Namwamba Attorneys at law.
In 2003 he filed a case for the Chambers of Justice and Nyumbani Children’s Home after two schools in Karen and Ngong wouldn’t accept children from the Home due to their HIV status. He won the case and secured a ruling that affirmed the right of children living with HIV/AIDS to attend public schools unfettered.
The case earned him international acclaim leading to him winning 2004 Global Justice Award in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was inducted into the role of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2009.
Ababu Namwamba Wife, children and family
Ababu is married to Prisca Namwamba and has four children; Ababu Junior, Nkosi, Lulu and Tanya-Helena. Details about his wife are not public.
Ababu Tawfiq Pius Namwamba’s Net worth
The net worth of the former MP is not known though some sources value him at Ksh. 300 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his career in legal practice as well as his political career.
Ababu Namwamba Foundation
He is the founder of the Ababu Namwamba Foundation, which supports education, economic empowerment, and talent growth for young Kenyans.
The foundation offers scholarships to students from economically challenged backgrounds. The foundation also runs mentorship programs for students and supports the development of sporting talents.