New political entrants into 2022 political wind could not be complete without the presence of Kenya’s favorite showbizz celebs.
We look at some of the popular celebs who were knocked out of the political nomination exercise, as they learned the had way .
We can actually say, these political-cum celebrities in showbizz, were baptized with fire as they sought leadership positions for the first time.
Singer Bahati aka Kevin Kioko Bahati won the Jubilee ticket in Mathare and was set to battle it out with other aspirants come August 9th.
However, he was disappointed when he was told that he needed to step down and pave way for an ODM ticket following a zoning exercise by the Azimio-One Kenya coalition
Kenya’s popular comedian made a shock move when he jumped into political scene and declared his interests to via for South Imenti seat under the UDA ticket.
However, his dream to vie on DP Ruto’s UDA party was thwarted when he was told to step down for a popular candidate in South Imenti.
Comedian MC Jessy aka Jasper Muthomi retreated and emerged as an Independent candidate.
Robert Alai, popular Kenyan blogger had gone for a big sit when he declared his interest to represent Nyando on an ODM ticket.
However, he was forced out of the nomination role and rather given a lesser slot in Nairobi where he will vie as Kileleshwa MCA.
Popular Kikuyu gospel singer Loise Kim opted out of the race to become Woman Rep for Kiambu County after she was defeated during UDA nomination exercise.
Loise Kim had to accept the fact that politics had its own players and maybe she wasn’t part of it
Musician Jaguar aka Charles Kanyi Njagua lost his chance to defend Starehe MP seat on UDA after Simon Mbugua knocked him out.
Jaguar will now vie as an independent candidate
Rufftone’s dream to become Nairobi senator on UDA ticket was handed a major blow when former Starehe MP Margret Wanjiru was handed with a direct ticket.
Rufftone could go as independent or opt out of politics as well
Detective Jane Mugo
Private police spy Jane Mugo wanted to vie for Kiranyaga Woman Rep seat on a UDA ticket, but she opted out of the race after she was defeated and termed it as a rigging process rather than a democratic event.
Detective Jane Mugo opted to return to her daily job as a police spy.