These 17 Similarities Between Barack Obama and Babu Owino are Cracking Up Kenyans

May 17, 2017
Obama (Left), Babu Owino (Right)

Unless you are a complete Babu Owino sycophant, it would be difficult to find any similarities between the controversial student leader and immediate former President of the U.S Barack Obama.

Heck, it would even be an injustice to Obama to have the two in the same sentence.

However, one Ndege Fredrick alias Ndege Serkal has compiled an interesting list of 17 similarities between the former POTUS and the Robert Mugabe of University of Nairobi (UoN).

The list:


1.Both of their late fathers were air-lifted to USA to study by the late Tom Mboya

2.Both are light-skinned Luos, with big ears and long tongues

3.Both are from Siaya County

4.Both are feared by Kenyan government, Boko Haram, and the Al-Shabaab

5.Both have a grandmother called Sarah

6.Both are liked by single ladies, loved by married women, but are faithful to their women

7.Both can speak spanish

8.Both quit smoking before entering politics

9.Both have read all of Ngugi Wa Thiong’o;s books

10.Both would have liked to be Architects if they weren’t politicians

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11.As teenagers, both experimented with drugs including marijuana and cocaine

12.Both broke their virginities on a Sunday

13.Both have a beer named after them in Kenya and Indonesia

14.Both are well-groomed men. They cut their hair once a week

15.Both learnt how to drive cars before cycling

16.Both of their names are associated with Blessings. The name BARRACK means ”one who is blessed”. The name BABU means ”one who blesses”

17.Both can say the letter ”P” without opening their mouths.

The Facebook post has been doing the rounds on social media, attracting hilarious reactions.

Babu Owino, real name Paul Ongili Owino, is eyeing the Embakasi East parliamentary seat after winning the ODM ticket in the recently concluded party primaries.

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