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‘Babayao’ is now Kabete MP Waititu’s official name

Kabete Member of Parliament, Ferdinand Waititu, has now included “Babayao” to his official name.

The controversial legislator’s decision to adopt his nickname for official use was made in a Kenya Gazette notice published on his behalf by J.W Wanjohi and Company advocates.

“Notice is given that by a deed poll dated 13th January 2017, duly executed and registered in the Registry of Documents at Nairobi, our client has formerly renounced use of the name Ferdinand Ndungu Waititu and in lieu thereof assumed and adopted the name Ferdinand Ndungu Waititu Babayao for all purposes and authorizes and requests all persons at all times to designate and address him by his assumed name Ferdinand Ndungu Waititu Babayao only,” the notice read.

The Gazette notice for Kabete MP, Ferdinand Waititu's change of name. PHOTO | COURTESY
The Gazette notice for Kabete MP, Ferdinand Waititu’s change of name. PHOTO | COURTESY

The adoption of the name Babayao is hardly surprising, as the 55 year old politician has almost always used the same as his campaign slogan.

This development comes a month after Waititu won a case against Kiambu Governor William Kabogo challenging his integrity and academic qualifications.

Kabogo had claimed Waititu is using his brother’s academic certificates bearing the names Clifford Ndung’u Waititu.

From his days as a councillor and MP for Embakassi, to his failed bid for the Nairobi Governorship, “Babayao” has always attracted controversy.

He was once filmed live on national television stoning people he later claimed were land grabbers.