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How politicians who didn’t make it back are now spending their time

By Sylvania Ambani September 29th, 2022 2 min read

Life after politics can be a tricky affair. Politicians who were either forced to retire after finishing their terms or for those who were not re-elected are now in last month’s General Election are now finding other ways to preoccupy themselves.

Former Kieni MP Kanini Kega is the latest politician to share exactly what he has been up to now that he is not hard pressed about the affairs of his constituency.

A photo he shared on Twitter captures him seated in his car in the company of his son.

“Picking my son from school, a rare thing I could afford to do when I was a sitting MP!” he captioned the picture.

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Former Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has also been spending his time off making new wild friends.

A video shared by Joho capture him hanging out with giraffes. He said the animals were his friends.

Apart from spending his time with giraffes, photos of him on a boat enjoying the ocean have also trended online.

Former Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho
Former Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho. PHOTO | COURTESY

Former Nairobi governor Ann Kananu, who also presently doesn’t hold a public office, has been spending her time catching up with old friends. A picture shared by Mike Sonko captures the two of them enjoying a glass of apple juice.

Another politician whose activities outside politics also caused a stir online is Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition running mate in the concluded election Martha Karua. Ms Karua has in recent days posted pictures of herself playing golf and even celebrated her 65th birthday with pomp and flair.

Martha Karua's birthday party
Martha Karua’s birthday party. PHOTO | COURTESY

Azimio leader Raila Odinga, on the other hand, opted to spend his time out of the country after the Supreme Court dismissed his petition challenging Dr William Ruto’s election victory. But he was back in time to celebrate Ms Karua’s birthday.

Videos circulating on social media show how the politicians jumped into the viral dance challenge associated with the hit, Jerusalema, showcasing their moves.

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