John Paul Mwirigi is a Kenyan politician and current Member of Parliament for Igembe South Constituency in Meru County, in the Kenya National Assembly. John Mwirigi was elected in August 2017 when he was 23 years old, the youngest ever Kenyan member of parliament.
John Mwirigi was born on 7th January 1994 in Igembe South Constituency in Meru County.
John Mwirigi is the sixth-born in a family of eight siblings and his family had modest means, but they could afford decent meals, as per his testimony. In 2014, his father died but his mum was alive, at the time he was elected to parliament in 2017.
John Mwirigi attended Riaki Primary School and later moved to Kirindine Day Secondary School , where he obtained his High School Diploma. John Mwirigi was admitted to Mt. Kenya University to take a Bachelor of Education degree in History and Kiswahili. John Mwirigi was pursuing the degree as a part-time student, since he had to work to raise his tuition fee as well as money for upkeep. At the time John Mwirigi was elected to parliament, he was in his third year at university.
John Mwirigi likes to keep his personal life private thus the information about John Mwirigi’s dating life is not available. Therefore, it is not known whether John Mwirigi is married or has the children. This information, however, will be updated as soon as it is available.
John Paul Mwirigi Career
John Mwirigi worked as a laborer at Igembe Tea Factory, carrying logs for KSh350 a day. John Mwirigi sometimes worked at a timber yard owned by a friend, carrying logs there as well. John Mwirigi began to entertain the idea of becoming a member of the National Assembly of Kenya, beginning at age 19 years, while still in high school. John Mwirigi’s close friends encouraged him to pursue his dream. Many others, however, including close family members tried to dissuade John Mwirigi from trying.
The odds were stacked against him that’s John Mwirigi was too young and did not belong to a political party and therefore lacked a ground political machine, had no money and had zero political experience. John Mwirigi stood as an independent candidate and this, according to him, ensured that his name would be on the ballot on election day. John Mwirigi feared that if he joined a political party, he would be rigged out of the primaries, because had no means of finances. John Mwirigi carried out a grassroots campaign, canvassing his constituency door-to-door, mainly on foot. Most of the resources used in the campaign were donated by well-wishers and won, beating his nearest opponent by more than 3,000 votes.
John Paul Mwirigi Net Worth
Working as a Member of Parliament in Kenya, John Mwirigi earns a monthly basic taxable salary of Kshs. 532,500 plus a number of allowances, meaning John Mwirigi gets an average minimum gross salary of Ksh1,378, 000. These allowances are mileage, sitting and responsibility perks, though John Mwirigi’s estimated net worth for the year 2020 is still under the review and will be updated as soon as it is available.