A number of celebrities have shown interest in Kibra parliamentary seat after the unexpected death of MP Ken Okoth in July.
Kriss Darlin, who was arguably the most popular celeb in the race, was eliminated in the nomination stage after losing to Okoth’s brother Bernard Otieno Okoth.
Footballer McDonald Mariga, who is running under the Jubilee ticket, is also having issues with IEBC as he tries to clear his name as a candidate.
Prezzo is the latest celebrity to be announced as one of those running for the seat come 2022. Prezzo will run under Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Party.
Below are more celebrities who come from Kibra that we think can also join the race and maybe even win.
Popular radio presenter Shaffie Weru was born and raised in Kibera slums. The former Kiss 100 FM presenter shocked many when he disclosed that he schooled in the Kibera slums.
We all know Namba nane’s finest grew up in Kibera. It’s where he got his shot at fame. Octopizzo is widely popular among people from Kibra and has even been vouched for by others outside the constituency such as Huddah Monroe and rapper Khaligraph.
Legendary footballer Dennis Oliech also grew up in Kibra. The football player however shot down fans asking him to vie and put his support on Kris Darlin.
While he was younger, the ex-Tahidi High actor lived in Kibera and that is where he got his calling for Television.
The former Citizen TV news anchor was raised in Kibera. Mwakazi says he was raised by her mother who often did casual jobs to take care of them because his dad was a drunkard.
This popular radio host was also born and raised in Kibera. Even after all the fame, his family still resides there making him a great candidate for the seat.
Grandpa Records CEO Refigah is one of the most loved guys in Kibra. He grew up in the slum and is always actively connected with the community.