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6 Kenyan Entertainers Joining Politics in 2022

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2022 has been marked as an incredible year for entertainers, recording one of the highest instances of Youth seeking elective seats.

In the entertainment scene, we found 5 top artists and entertainers who are gunning for top seats.

Jalango Mwenyewe – Lang’ata MP

Jalang’o, known for his journey in radio and acting over the years has shown interest for the Lang’ata Parliamentary seat.

Most artists also showed support for the initiative including radio host Maina Kageni who vowed to help finance his campaign if he stood as an independent candidate.

The Kiss 100 show host has showed his interest in vying on an ODM ticket, to unseat flashy businessman Nixon Korir.

Odi Wa Murang’a – Muranga Governor

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Gengetone rapper Francis Macharia popularly known as Odi wa Murang’a also took to his Instagram his intentions to vie for the Murang’a gubernatorial seat.

He expressed his gratitude to fans who have continued to support his cause and requested that they show the same when it’s time.

Some Kenyans have shown reluctance to supporting his decision claiming he is not ready while others have publicly declared their unwavering support.

Xtiandela – Westlands MP

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Blogger Arthur Mandela, a social influencer otherwise known as Xtian Dela has expressed interest in the Westlands Parliamentary seat.

He declared his intention widely through his social media platforms and has since then mobilized support through his YouTube account and telegram channel.

The young influencer has vowed to stand for the rights of the youth and listed that ensuring support for the queer community(LGBTQI) as part of his priorities.

DNG – Woodley- Kenyatta Golf course MCA

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Hype man David Ngibuini popularly known as DNG publicly announced his entry into politics this year.

In an Instagram post, he shared what politics meant to him and how he intended to revolutionize leadership for the people.

He has since affiliated himself with the ‘Hustler’ movement under the Deputy President.

The former gospel artist will contest for the Woodley-Kenyatta Golf course MCA seat.  

Majimaji – Embakasi East MP

Veteran musician Julius Owino known for his megahit ‘Unbwoggable’ as Maji maji took his political ambitions public by registering as an ODM life member. The artist has shown interest for the Embakasi East parliamentary seat which is currently under the leadership of Hon. Babu Owino.

VDJ Jones – Nairobi Governor

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Gengetone music producer Vdj Jones announced his plan to vie for the Nairobi Governor seat a year ago.

He shot to fame after his mixes became a daily affair in Nairobi’s public transport.

The producer expressed his intent to vie as an independent candidate.

He is convinced that no one can understand the youth like the youth, and this is why he wanted to stand for the young people.

*This article was written by Ivyonne Kwamboka for Uzalendo News. Email: uzalendonews24@gmail.com to submit your story.
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