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5 Kenyan politicians making waves on TikTok

By Janet Koech November 18th, 2022 5 min read

Politicians have made inroads into the world of TikTok to be able to interact with audiences on the app.

Not all of them have been able to navigate the app, but a few have made inroads into the app.

Here is a list of five politicians using the app and gaining followers while at it.

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Martha Karua

Martha Karua is a Kenyan politician who joined politics in the 1990s, she is one of the most respected political women in the history of Kenya.

The 65-year-old made a major comeback in the political scene, in the 2022 elections she was picked by Raila Odinga, the Presidential candidate of The Azimio la Umoja-One Coalition Party as his running mate.

This was one of the greatest achievements for Martha Karua in Kenyan history as the first woman vying for Deputy President in Kenya.


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During the campaign period for the August election, Martha Karua created a TikTok account urging Kenyans to connect with her and vote Azimio.

“This is my official Tik-Tok Channel, connect with me and vote Azimio”, She said to her fans before taking off in a helicopter.

She rarely posts on her Tik-Tok account but when she does Kenyans view and like her posts because she is known to many who look up to her.

In her Tik-Tok account, many regard her as The Iron Lady, she has a total of 174.8K followers on Tik-Tok. You can follow her on her page @themarthakarua and get to know more about her.

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Ali Hassan Joho

The good-looking and stylish politician Hassan Ali Joho was born on February 26, 1976.

He is a Kenyan politician who has been seen in the political scene since 2004 when he first joined politics and later became the Kisauni chairman for the Liberal Democratic Party in 2006.

Many have seen him grow in politics until he became the first governor of Mombasa County, associated with the Orange Democratic Movement on 4th March 2013.

Hassan Joho served for two terms as the governor after being elected again in the 2017 elections. In the 2022 elections, he paved way for the current governor, Abdulswammad Sharrif Nassir who was elected under the Azimio la Umoja coalition party.


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Being identified by his fans as the most handsome and stylish governor, Hassan Joho has social media platforms where he posts ongoing events in his life.

TikTok is one of them, and he has an active account by the name @hjoho having 278.9k followers.

He often posts on TikTok entertaining his fans by trying out different challenges and has been seen lip-syncing to songs.

He has also been posting his gym activities which give him his nice-looking body making ladies hype over him.

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Many know him as Jalang’o or Jalas. The comedian’s real name is Felix Odiwour. He was born on April 27, 1983, in Homabay.

His career did not entirely start as a politician. He started it on the media side, where he majored in comedy.

He first started at Papa Shirandula, a show that aired on Citizen Television. This gave him fame in his own way as an actor, and his mischievous, funny personality in the show excited Kenyans.

His career began to grow, and he got a lot of other opportunities that upgraded him get better jobs.

He has worked with radio stations as a presenter, stations like Radio Maisha, Hot96, Radio Milele, and Kiss FM where he worked alongside Caroline Mutuko.


Tupige shereheeee….

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Jalang’o was known all around Kenya even with the coming generation got to hear his story of how he started and how he is progressing.

Jalang’o did not major in politics at all, but fame can open many doors for anyone. As a candidate for the Orange Democratic Movement, Jalang’o vied for the MP seat in Lang’ata Constituency and won the recent elections held on August 8, 2022.

Jalang’o’s Tik-Tok account boasts 92k followers. He mostly dances to Tik-Tok tunes and entertains his fans in many ways.

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President William Ruto ‘The 5th’

William Kipchirchir Samoei Arap Ruto has been in the political arena for the longest time, starting from the era of the late former presidents’ Daniel Arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki.

He was born on December 21, 1966.

He has been working in different governments headed by the three former presidents of Kenya, holding different cabinet positions as a minister for different departments in both governments. He was also a member of parliament for Eldoret North in 1999.

And finally came into the limelight in 2013 when he was nominated by Uhuru Kenyatta as his running mate under United Republican Party (URP) while Uhuru Kenyatta was on The National Alliance ticket (TNA).


#RUTO CHARITY ACTIONS #kenya #rutoforpresident #rutoforpresident2022 #fypシ #fyp

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They both made a comeback in the 2017 elections and served Kenya for another second term making it ten years in government. He then succeeded Uhuru Kenyatta in the recently held elections on  August 8, 2022, and was sworn in on September 13, 2022, at The International Sports Center, Kasarani, and is now The Fifth President of the Republic of Kenya, labeled as The 5th.

He has a TikTok account where his speeches are mostly uploaded as his happy moments as the president of Kenya and his previous moments before he became president.

His account has 132.5K followers. You can check him out and follow him @rutothepresident.

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Esther Passaris

Nairobi County woman representative is recognized for her hard work and her courageous personality for speaking up.

Her real name is Esther Muthoni Passaris, and she was born on October 20, 1964. She is a Kenyan politician, social entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She is a politician signed under the Orange Democratic Movement.

Many may wonder where all this beauty came from. Passaris was born in the coastal region to a Greek father and a Kikuyu mother. This is where all her beauty genetically came from.


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Being a hardworking lady, Esther Passaris has acquired different awards. She bagged the award of being the most influential woman in business and government by CEO Global, South Africa, in 2016.

She also won the Business award from UN-Habitat in 2009, and finally, she was named the Order of Grand warrior by The Late president Mwai Kibaki.

Esther Passaris has a TikTok account on which she posts her videos on ongoing events in her life, trying out different TikTok challenges, letting her fans know what she is up to impressing them and those who follow her on TikTok. She has 9,032 followers on TikTok. You can follow her on her page, @esther.passaris.

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