She rarely makes public appearances unlike her firebrand politician husband Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino. But when she finally had the chance to address the public, Fridah Muthoni was engaging and full of praise for the Embakasi East MP.
On Tuesday, Fridah joined her husband at Donholm Primary School where they launched an empowerment initiative for women in the constituency.
Fridah, who is the Patron of the Table Banking programme, also led the distribution of bales of Unga to the more than 1,000 women who attended the forum. In her speech, Fridah narrated how Babu Owino is committed to his job. She lauded him for continuously pushing for development projects in Embakasi East.
“I want to tell my husband, and I know I usually tell him this in the house but public praise is also important; ‘babe, you are doing a good job. You’re doing a wonderful job.’ I’m usually with him and I hear him when he scolds contractors about such things as stalled road projects,” she stated.
Adding, “He loves you and is committed to working for you.”
Mrs Ongili further challenged women in Embakasi East to take table banking seriously as it will enable them to prosper social-economically.
In his address, Babu Owino distanced the initiative from politics saying it was a purely development-oriented project.
“There is no ODM or Jubilee or Wiper in this project; there is no tribalism of Luo or Kikuyu or Kamba in this… this is about development and progress of our women. Anybody who wants to politic can wait for 2022,” he stated.
Watch part of Fridah’s address in the short clip below.