Tuesday, September 3, 2019- Outspoken photojournalist turned activist, Boniface Mwangi, has sounded a warning to the people of Kibra against electing former footballer, McDonald Mariga, as their next Member of Parliament.
Mariga will fly the Jubilee flag in the Kibra by-election slated for November 7 after he emerged top from a list of 16 aspirants.
Mwangi, who vied for the Starehe parliamentary seat in 2017 and lost to singer Charles Jaguar Kanyi, has accused Mariga of being a bad role model to the youth following his betting endorsement.
“Kibra people, learn from Starehe and Langata. They decided to elect socialites and they’re now suffering. Mariga’s contribution to the Kenyan youth was to get them addicted to gambling. He has billboards across Kenya promoting betting. Don’t send such a person to parliament. Be wise,” Mwangi tweeted.
The Kibra parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of then MP Ken Okoth, who succumbed to cancer at the age of 41 on July 26, 2019.
Meanwhile, the 32-year old former Harambee Stars midfielder, has dismissed reports that he’s a project fronted by DP Ruto stating that it was personal decision to join active politics.
“I am not being used by anyone, I made this decision with my family, so here I am. Let’s see how it goes,”
“I am not anyone’s project and I will support whoever wins since I was born and raised in Kibra,” he added.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.