Boniface Mwangi. COURTESY| NATION
Boniface Mwangi. COURTESY| NATION

Renowned photojournalist and activist Boniface Mwangi has announced that he will contest the Starehe parliamentary seat in next year’s general elections.

Mwangi, an avowed critic of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government, however, said he would rather vie for the seat as an independent candidate.

“I will vie for MP Starehe. I still intend to speak COURAGE fluently. I am counting on your love, votes and financial support to become the next Starehe MP. Together we can do it,” Mwangi posted on his Facebook page and Twitter handle.

“(I will vie as an) independent or join a party that I can identify with. For the record Jubilee or CORD doesn’t speak for me, l won’t and l will NEVER join them,” he went on.

The tweet by Boniface Mwangi.

The tweet by Boniface Mwangi.

But a number of Kenyans are urging the activist to shelve his political ambitions and instead concentrate on activism to make Kenya a better place to live.

Many netizens wondered if he would be an effective Member of Parliament or he would go the same way most activists-turned-politicians.

But there are those who feel that it is high time for Mwangi to formally join politics.


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