Activist Boniface Mwangi –who has made headlines for staging colourful protests against Kenya’s political leadership – has thrown a complete curve ball by announcing that he will be vying for the Starehe Constituency parliamentary seat.
Mwangi has declared that he will not be vying for the seat on a Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) or Jubilee ticket, hinting that he may be an independent candidate.
“I won’t join CORD/Jubilee. I shall look for like-minded candidates to work with independent or otherwise,” he tweeted.
Mwangi, who made the announcement during his book launch on Saturday November 19, 2016 at Alliance Francaise, asked the public for financial support for his campaign
“I am counting on your love, votes and financial support to become the next Starehe MP. Together we can do it,” he tweeted.
The announcement received a positive reception from his supporters, with most of them promising to stand by him during his journey to hopefully attain the Starehe seat come 2017.
While most supported his parliamentary ambitions, others were a apprehensive about the announcement, with section saying he could be “absorbed” by politics.
Mwangi, however, promised not to change if he becomes MP.