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MC Jessy bows out of South Imenti race

MC Jessy’s political career has been temporarily halted even before it formally begins.

On Wednesday, Deputy President William Ruto announced the renowned comedian, whose real name is Jasper Muthomi, had agreed on a deal not to contest in the August 2022 polls.


Ruto clarified that the media personality had accepted to step down for his opponent namely Mwiti Kathaara in the battle for the Imenti South constituency seat in a negotiated democracy format and will in turn join his presidential campaign team.

The aspirants were eyeing the seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket, a political outfit associated with the DP.

MC Jessy joined UDA in February after a successful career on the entertainment scene spanning over a decade whose highlight was the rib-cracking jokes on the Churchill Show comedy series.

“The ground work that has been done has landed on the side of winning team,” he said at the time.

He is yet to formally comment on the move even as Kenyans shared their thoughts on social media.

Hoping to unseat the current Mp Kathuri Murugi, Mwiti Kathaara will contest against Gideon Kimathi.