Several Kenyan celebrities decided to indefinitely put a halt to their jobs in the entertainment industry and eye for government positions in Kenya.
Some big names have received positive results from the just concluded elections while others have conceded defeat and sent home to reflect on what lies for the future.
What is for sure is that all these Kenyan stars will have picked up a lesson along the way that they will be forced to live with for the rest of their lives.
In politics they say, a day is a very long time. This is the list of Kenyan celebrity winners and losers in the 2022 elections.
1.Felix Odiwour Khodhe “Jalang’o” – Lang’ata MP
He is probably the most popular Kenyan celebrity stepping into a government capacity to represent the people of Lang’ata. The former Kiss 100 radio presenter and comedian clinched his victory a day after the 9th elections and is now headed to the National Assembly.
This is courtesy of his prominent opponent, Nixon Korir, the former MP Lang’ata conceding defeat, admitting that it was a great run serving the people of Lang’ata. The outgoing MP wished Jalang’o well as he took the mantle from him.
“To the people of Lang’ata, I sincerely thank you for according me an opportunity to be your Member of Parliament for the last 5 years,” he said as he honorably bowed out of office.
“Siasa si chuki. God bless Lang’ata.” He said.
2. Eko Dydda Emmanuel – MCA Mathare North Ward
Popular musician Eko Dydda has won his bid for the Mathare North MCA seat by a landslide. He was vying under the Justice & Freedom Party of Kenya The ‘Cheki vile’ and ‘Vidole’ hitmaker 5 years ago will now represent Mathare North residents at the County Assembly.
“Congratulations to everyone who voted for me. That was a landslide win. #God Mbele siku zote” He wrote.
3. Robert Alai – MCA Kileleshwa
Controversial blogger Robert Alai, known for his no-nonsense stance on various matters is the next Member of County Assembly for Nairobi’s Kileleshwa ward.
He ran for the seat on an Orange Democratic Movement ticket and seemingly impressed voters as he had a landslide win.
4. Ronald Karauri – Kasarani MP
Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri emerged victorious for the Kasarani parliamentary seat. Karauri garnered 32,406 votes to beat his UDA opponent John Njoroge who had 30,444 votes.
Kenya Airways Captain Ruth Karauri, his wife, congratulated him and thanked the Kasarani voters for supporting her husband, promising that he would give them the best.
“Thank you to the people of Kasarani for trusting in him. I can assure you he will deliver on his promises.” She wrote.
Captain Ruth went viral on February 18th after carefully landing her Dreamliner airplane at Heathrow Airport, UK during Storm Eunice.
“She is a very good pilot, you guys have no idea. I was not surprised at all because she’s the best pilot in KQ. If maybe one engine was on fire, and it was snowing, then she could have used both hands to land the Dreamliner that day,” said Ronald Karauri.
5. Rapper DNG – MCA Woodley Kenyatta Golf Course Ward
Former rapper Davidson Ngibuini took to social media on Wednesday to thank his supporters for electing him as the MCA for Woodley Kenyatta Golf Course ward.
Vying under former Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA party, he beat the incumbent MCA Mwangi Njihia of the Jubilee Party.
1. Kevin Kioko ‘Bahati’ – MP Mathare
Kenyan musician Kevin Kioko terribly lost his bid for becoming the Mathare MP by nearly 20,000 votes. He managed to garner 8,166 votes compared to incumbent Mathare MP Anthony Oluoch who vied under ODM and will be serving his second term.
Bahati came at 3rd place with Oluoch’s runner-up being Ojiwa with 16,912 votes.
The Jubilee candidate revealed on the weekend of elections that he had spent Sh. 33 million to campaign and he had planned to splash another Sh. 10 million on elections day to ensure that his name on the MP seat was marked.
“So far I have spent like Sh. 33 million. I am planning Sh. 10 million on election day,” Bahati said.
2. Jasper Muthoni ‘MC Jessy’ – MP South Imenti
Former Churchill Raw host Jasper Muthomi, known to many as MC Jessy, was eyeing the South Imenti parliamentary seat. He opted to contest as an independent candidate after failing to clinch the United Democratic Association (UDA) ticket.
As fate would have it, Jessy, who was making an entry into elective politics, failed to capture the MP seat and has since conceded defeat.
“I sincerely thank you so much for the time we have interacted during our campaign time. It has been a great journey. A journey of amazing political adventure. A journey of daring hearts. We will continue to engage as we look forward to Next time,” he said as he congratulated the winner Shadrick Mwiti.
3. Njambi Koikai – Dagoretti South MP
Popular radio presenter and reggae emcee Mary Njambi Koikai had set her eyes on the Dagoretti South parliamentary seat.
“I wish to congratulate the winner (yet to be announced) on their election and I wish them well in advancing the hopes of our constituents,” she said.
Njambi, popularly known as Fyah Mummah, was vying as an independent candidate but conceded defeat.
4. Anita Sonia – Kajiado North MP
Anita Sonia, a Kenyan environmental advocate, has also lost her bid to become Kajiado North MP.
“The answer is wait. Next time it may be yes. I take this chance to congratulate my opponent and good friend Onesmus Nguro Ngogoyo of UDA for being the MP-elect of our great constituency, Kajiado North,” She said.