Activist Boniface Mwangi on Friday celebrated his IEBC approval in style by riding away on a motorcycle with his supporters.
The Starehe MP candidate was escorted by boda boda riders as he left with his certificate.
Mwangi will be contesting against fellow youthful aspirant Charles Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar, who will vie on a Jubilee ticket. Businessman Steve Mbogo is the ODM candidate for the seat.
Mwangi’s agenda includes improving the working conditions of boda boda riders, hawkers and small business owners. He also wants to represent people living with disabilities and nurture talent in the arts and sports.
Other aspirants who also got IEBC approval include John Chikati (Jubilee), Lawrence Bifwoli (ODM), Amos Ongaro ( Independent), Bernard Simiyu (Independent) and Nickson Sifuna (ANC).
Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu (Ford Kenya) who got IEBC approval on Thursday, condemned the “corrupt” Jubilee administration saying the public had nothing to smile about on Madaraka Day as life has been stressful.
He noted that the prices of basic commodities have skyrocketed because of the corruption that has seen taxpayers lose billions of shillings. He went on to commend NASA’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga adding that he will wipe out graft when he takes over.
The MP criticized the SGR project saying a lot of money was spent on it and that it would not assist Western residents.
“Ethiopia constructed a similar railway using electricity at an affordable cost. Here it is using locomotives and is very expensive, yet they call themselves digital.”
“The white man was better than Jubilee as he built a railway that brought industries and factories like Pan Paper, Nzoia and Mumias to the Western region.”
Simiyu promised to focus on education and urged Kenyans to remain united and ensure they vote out the “corrupt” Jubilee regime.
“I will ensure we have a medical training college, teachers training college and a university in Tongaren.”
“Jubilee were celebrating thinking NASA would not be united. They got into panic mode after realizing we are united.”