Ex-Assistant Minister Bifwoli Wakoli's Humble Life After Politics [VIDEO]

  • A collage photo of former Bumula MP Sylvester Bifwoli Wakoli, his cattle, and church Facebook
  • When former Bumula MP, Bifwoli Wakoli, bowed out of politics in 2013, he retired to a simple life of farming and entrepreneurship. 

    K24 TV recently caught up with the man whose funny speeches were a constant feature in news soundbites, to find out what he's been up to.

    Victor Oloo found the former assistant minister engrossed in feeding his livestock that includes cattle, goats and chicken. 

    Former Bumula MP Sylvester Bifwoli Wakoli's chicken coop

    "After losing the election, I just came back home. I decided to come and do my own business. 

    "I retreated into farming and I also do some small business like I run a hotel," he recounted.

    The former Lands Ministry assistant boss boasts of 40 acres of mature trees and now wants to venture into indigenous trees. 

    His Engokho Kuku Farm provides supplies for his Kanduyi Highway Hotel, which is popular for chicken delicacy.

    "At one time, I was in Kampala and a friend of mine came and said that 'when I come to Kenya, I'd like to take you Kanduyi Highway for Chicken'. I just laughed and thought, 'I wish he knew it is mine'," Wakoli narrated. 

    The staunch Catholic attends mass every Sunday at a nearby parish that is a mud-walled structure, just like his chicken coop.

    Unlike politicians, Wakoli doesn't need any special treatment in church and prefers to sit at the back. 

    "Whether you are a president or who, in the eyes of God you're just a human being and a worshipper," he explained.

    Former Bumula MP Sylvester Bifwoli Wakoli in church

    Many Kenyans who saw the video praised him for his humility.

    "99.99 per cent of the people who enter into the Kenyan politics will always loot from the poor taxpayers to end up living in Kileleshwa, Muthaiga and Runda just to mention a few. Bifwoli, I admire your humility and above all, an element of self-satisfaction with what you have," commented Eric Aosa.

    Watch a video of Wakoli's humble life after politics.