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Newest Kenyan celebs who have turned to politics

By Wangu Kanuri September 24th, 2023 2 min read

Lately, several Kenyan celebrities have transitioned into the realm of politics after enjoying years in showbiz. Their entry into politics is often driven by a desire to serve their communities, legislate positive change and explore new career paths.

Some of these celebrities have contested Parliamentary, Woman Representative and even Senatorial seats. While a significant number have managed to secure these positions, others haven’t been as successful.

Charles Kanyi aka Jaguar, Phelix Odiwour aka Jalang’o, Ann Wamuratha, John Kiarie, Naisula Lesuuda and Davidson Ngibuini are among the notable names who have successfully ventured into politics.

Also read: TikToker Mummie Francie eyeing Woman Rep seat in 2027

However, others like Bahati, Gabriel Kagundu, Jasper Muthomi aka MC Jesse, Njambi Koikai and Anita Sonia haven’t achieved similar success.

The world of politics is always fraught with uncertainty, but despite the risks, a new batch of celebrities has already expressed their aspirations to secure various political seats in the 2027 elections.

They hope to leverage their public image and platforms to make meaningful contributions in the political arena and bring about positive change in their respective communities.

Here are the celebrities who have announced their desire to run for political seats in 2027:

Tiktok star: Mummie Francie
Tiktok star: Mummie Francie

Mummie Francie – The acclaimed TikTok sensation and media personality, whose real name is Francisca Mbaye, has disclosed her intentions to contest for a political position in 2027. During a recent interview, Mummie expressed her aspiration to vie for the seat of Woman Representative in the National Assembly.

While she remained reticent about which county she intends to represent and the political party she plans to affiliate herself with, Mummie said her decisions would be significantly influenced by the prudent advice of her husband.

“I want to be a Woman Representative because I have much to share as a leader,” she said without elaborating further on her political aspirations.

Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi. FILE PHOTO

Eric Omondi – The comedian who has evolved into a political activist with rumours rife that he is eyeing the Lang’ata parliamentary seat.

Omondi has said he will respond positively if the electorate from the constituency express a desire for his leadership.

“I have never talked about Lang’ata (but if it’s) Kenyans this is what I will tell them. The voice of the people is God’s voice,” he said.

Also read: Gaucho endorses Eric Omondi’s 2027 ‘candidature’

Omondi has also revealed that he has the support of political stalwart, Raila Odinga. In recent times, he has been a vocal critic of politicians who  prioritise their own interests at the expense of the electorate.

While he has had several run-ins with the law, Omondi has maintained the image of a man on a mission to hold the political class accountable to the people they represent.

Karen Nyamu show some PDA with Samidoh. PHOTO| COURTESY

Samidoh – Despite constantly being the subject of marital scandals, the Mugithi maestro, whose real name is Samuel Muchoki, is reportedly eyeing a political seat in 2027.

The musician, a policeman by profession, hails from Oljororok in Nyandarua County, where he has lately initiate several charitable activities through the Guitar ya Samidoh initiative.

In April 2023, during a visit to Weru Ward in Nyandarua County with his wife, Edday, he said: “My initiative targets the less fortunate in the community, women, needy students as well as the youth.”

Also read: Samidoh expresses interest in vying for an MP seat in Nyandarua