Award-winning photojournalist and activist Boniface Mwangi reveals he is sitting for his KCSE and intends to run for Starehe MP.
The 33-year-old, who was expelled from high school in form one, eighteen years ago, decided to go back to the basics despite having accomplished so much with recognition from far and wide.
Speaking on if he felt embarrased to be going back to school, Boniface Mwangi said it was nothing to be embarrased about.
“I dont think I should be embarrased for going back to school. Knowledge is important and knowledge is power. So, I’m not embarrsed that I’m doing my KCSE exams 18 years after; because now I can afford to sit as a private.”
Mr. Mwangi has, however, not taken time off to study but has been preoccupied with court cases and a book launch which he said could be the reason he does not pass.
“I had planned to take a sabbatical to prepare for the exams then Ruto sued me and I haven’t been able to study much. My lawyer, Gitobu Imanyara, tasked me to do background media research on this case. Instead of studying for my exams, I have been busy preparing for the Ruto case and for the book launch. Regardless of the results, it won’t be the end of my life.”
Mr. Mwangi unveiled his new book ‘Unbounded’ on Saturday at a glamorous event at Alliance Francaise. He used that medium to make known his intention to contest for Starehe MP in next year’s general election.
He posted on Facebook:
“I will vie for MP Starehe. I still intend to speak courage fluently. I am counting on your love, votes and financial support to become the next Starehe MP. Together we can do it.”
He will be looking to unseat the incumbent Maina Kamanda as well as see off other aspirants which include; businessman Francis Mwangi, Kwenya Mwaniki, singer Jaguar and Steve Mbogo.