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Boniface Mwangi kicked out of Azimio campaign WhatsApp groups

By Kevin Cheruiyot September 13th, 2022 2 min read

Activist Boniface Mwangi has alleged to have been removed from all the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition campaign WhatsApp groups.

This comes barely a day after he disclosed the cause of the failure of the Azimio presidential candidate Mr Raila Odinga to clinch the presidency in the concluded election.

Through his Twitter, the activist cum politician termed the move as petty and cheap politics and wished them well.

“I have been removed from all the campaign WhatsApp groups which is a silly and petty move. If l wanted to drag and name the specific people who caused us the defeat, I would have done so but l didn’t. It seems my shift in the team has come to an end. I wish them well,” Boniface said.

He was among the leading bloggers of Azimio, and made his way into the movement following the naming of Ms Martha Karua as Azimio’s running mate.

Boniface worked closely with Mr Karua during the campaigns as he accompanied her to all the campaign rallies.

However, on Monday, Boniface decided to open up on the misfortunes at the Azimio presidential secretariat that he said caused him the presidency.

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Through a long statement on his Facebook, Boniface said that Ms Karua has been a consistent supporter of his activism.

He added that Ms Karua is also a dear friend to him, who on numerous occasions stepped in as his lawyer when the situation called for it.

“In 2016 when Deputy President Ruto sued me for defamation, Senior Counsel Martha Karua was part of my defence team. Thanks to her diligence and dedication together with the legal team, we won the case,” Boniface said.

The activist stated that he was not an employee but a volunteer at the campaign secretariat of Azimio, and that he believed in their candidature for free.

He accused the outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta and the secretariat of their strategies that he claimed negatively affected the Azimio plan to take the country’s top seat.

“Because of Uhuru’s incessant and ill-advised utterances, Raila and Martha struggled to shake off the “projects” tag. Far from being “state projects”, Raila and Martha’s reformist credentials needed no emphasis.”

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