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Kenyatta gifts 23-year-old MP brand new car

Uhuru Kenyatta hands keys to Kenyas youngest MP

Kenya's youngest MP John Paul Mwirigi made headlines last month when he travelled to the first sitting of parliament in a public minibus.

But today, President Uhuru Kenyatta gave the 23-year-old a brand new car:


The Nation newspaper had reported on Mr Mwirigi's first day in parliament that "he boarded the matatu like any other passenger".

Mr Mwirigi, who stood and won as an independent candidate for Igembe South in eastern Meru County, told BBC Focus on Africa radio that he believed his victory will inspire Kenya's young people.