The recent entries into the political landscape by musicians and sportsmen has been met with excitement and incredulity alike. Yesterday, Prezzo was mooted as a possible candidate for the vacant Kibra seat under the Wiper banner. It has, however, emerged that he will run in 2022.
This news prompted Maina to ask whether Mwalimu King’ang’i would ever run for political office. King’ang’i postulated that he would never run as one would be saddled with that failure all their life, were they to fail. He told Maina;
The reason I cannot vie is that when you fail they will still be referring to you as the ‘man who failed in the Kibra by-elections’. that tag will be put on you for the rest of your life even when you go onto win other awards.
Maina agreed with that sentiment and said that Kibra politics was no joke. He added that he believed King’ang’i would be better suited to Mbooni politics where he would have a chance to succeed.
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But Maina had special words for comedian Jalang’s saying that he thought he could navigate Kibra politics. He confided hilariously to Mwalimu, ‘Jalas can, he is a hard-core. I cannot wait to see how all this is gonna turn out.’
Mwalimu was also for the idea that Churchill Comedian Smart Joker would succeed as a politician in Kibra constituency’s by-election alongside Prezzo and McDonald Mariga.
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