Celebrities in Kenya have been showing interest in politics in the recent years. They are Kenya citizens and every one who has attained the majority age of 18 years is eligible to contest in any political seat as long they meat the required credentials.
Numerous celebrities from the entertainment and comedy industries ran for offices in the general election on August 9. And in every ones anticipated, some people won their individual races, while others lost to rivals and would soon be returning to their artistic careers.
Let us go through the list of some of the celebrities who vied in different positions and how they performed.
a) Ecko Dydda.
He was contesting for the seat of Mathare North Ward and looking at the message he left in his Instagram account he has won the seat. He went ahead and congratulated everyone who voted for him.b) Ronald Karauri.
With more over 32,000 votes, the sportpesa CEO won the parliamentary seat for Kasarani. Since he didn't get the jubilee ticket in the nominations, he was running on an independent ticket.
By the time Jalang'o was getting into politics he was working as a radio host with Kiss Fm. He resigned and indulged himself into politics contesting for Lang'ata MP where he was running under the ticket of ODM. Jalang'o victory was known since his close competitor the incumbent MP Hon. Nixon Korir took to his Instagram account to congratulate Jalang'o for the win.2.Losers.
a) MC Jesse.
MC Jesse lost his nomination under UDA ticket to Dr. Shadrack Mwiti. He then chose to follow his dream of representing the people of South Imenti under Independent Candidate ticket. He lost as he conceded defeat by congratulating Dr. Mwiti through a post in his Instagram account.b) Gabu of P - Unit.
He was competing against fellow artist Davidson Ngibuini popularly known as DNG for the seat of Woodley Ward. But as it is DNG won the race and Gabu congratulated him in his Instagram account.For those who won and many others we will be discussing in other articles we congratulate you. To the losers, that is not the end of the road for you. There is tomorrow keep you hopes high.
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