On Monday, University of Nairobi student leader Babu Owino wrote a letter addressed to the US embassy in Nairobi requesting President Obama to give a public lecture at UoN. The letter – which rapidly spread on social media eliciting strong reactions – goes on state that 31 female students will urinate on a tree President Obama planted at the University back in 2006 when he was a Senator.
In an interview with CapitalFM’s Amina and Soulo on the Hits Not Homework show, Babu confirmed he was the author of the letter adding he had no regrets writing it.
“The issue of girls peeing is true. If you can check #Babuisright you will see what ladies are talking about on Twitter. They want to pee actually. As I have said, I am the voice of the people. What they tell me is what I say,” said Babu in an exclusive interview.
A source told us that in the Luo culture, if a lady urinates on a plant that marks the death of that plant. So it is significant that Babu mentioned ladies will pee on Obama’s tree.
The SONU Chairman also confirmed 18 students had threatened to commit suicide if the President doesn’t come to UoN, suggesting the number could rise.
“Obama is a source of inspiration…students want to be like him so he should come and address us.”