Bonded by Phrat: Two KS legislators on opposite sides of aisle remember MLK

    By Kimberly Donahue | Published: Jan. 13, 2022

    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Side by side in the Kansas sunshine, state officials walked the statehouse grounds Thursday to remember the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

    While reflecting on King’s life and legacy as a Civil Rights Leader, the governor proclaimed January 17th the MLK holiday.

    For Wichita Representatives KC Ohaebosim and Patrick Penn, it’s a time to remember their connection to Dr. King through the brotherhood of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

    Representative Ohaebosim joined Wichita State’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and Representative Penn joined in the Army while stationed in Korea.

    Both are affiliated with the Distinguished Gentlemen of Wichita’s Eta Beta Lambda Chapter.

    Dr. King was a member of Boston University’s chapter.

    “In terms of unity with respect to what MLK was fighting for, justice for all one thing that we as fraternity and also vision,” Ohaebosim said.

    “You know, [a] voteless people’s a hopeless people, making sure that people are actually expressing their opinion at the polls and making sure our voices are heard.”