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Babu Owino interviews his wife Fridah, asks why she chose him

 Babu Owino and his wife Fridah Muthoni Ongili. [Courtesy]

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino on Tuesday interviewed his wife in a rather unique sitting.

Describing it as a ‘rare opportunity’ Babu sat down with Fridah Muthoni Ongili, asking her about her upbringing and educational background.

Trying to put on a serious face, Fridah could not hold back her smile as she ‘introduced’ herself to her husband.

She spoke about her school life after Babu put her on the spot, asking about her performances in KCPE and KCSE.

“I got 443 out of 500 marks then I joined Loreto Limuru where I scored an A-minus in my KCSE. I later joined the University of Nairobi where I pursued a Bachelor of Economics alongside an accounting (CPA) and a business management course,” she said.

After her internship, Fridah was employed at a local bank but her passion was elsewhere and that is how she started her entrepreneurship journey.

“I decided to pursue my passion which is fashion and that is how I started my fashion brand.

“I loved to draw and design even in high school but after joining employment I decided to revert to what I love,” she said.

Fridah, whose fashion brand mainly focuses on women and accessories, said it is not just about being beautiful on the outside but also on the inside.

She added that she endeavours to be a ‘Proverbs 31 woman…clothed with strength and dignity.’

 Fridah Ongili [Courtesy]

Babu went ahead to ask her about her zeal for God and Fridah acknowledged that they have faced several difficulties in marriage but God has always come through for them.

“I look at you (Babu) and I see God. I look at our children and see God. I look at the blessings we have and I see Him.

“You (Babu) are a walking miracle,” she said.

Why I married Babu

During the interview, Babu also asked Fridah why she chose to get married to him despite his shortcomings.

“You (Babu) are a good man…you have a heart of gold and I was able to see that. You used to tell me you are like a coconut…soft on the inside.

“I was understanding of your background (growing up in the slums) and what people see out there is not a true reflection of who you are,” she said.

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