Celebrated Kenyan actor Omosh Kizangila has dismissed claims that he plans to run for political office in the 2022 General Election.
Omosh, the politician?
Rumour had it that the entertainer who famously featured in the now-defunct Citizen TV show Tahidi High as a groundsman was eyeing either an MP or MCA seat in Central Embakasi.
When TUKO.co.ke contacted him, Omosh asserted that he did not harbour any political ambitions.
He added that any reports linking him to politicise are untrue.
“Hiyo ni story (it is a lie) I am not running for an political seat this year,” the actor asserted.
Celebrities go political
The 2022 election have witnessed a record number of Kenyan celebrities expressing their interest in vying for political seats.
This has subsequently led to concerns from a section of Kenyans on whether the celebrities seeking political office have the people’s interests at heart.
Among those seeking various positions include comedian Jalang’o, eyeing the Lang’ata constituency parliamentary seat.
Rufftone, an award-winning gospel musician, wants to become the next Nairobi senator.
Another celebrity who went political is Jamal Gadhafi, who worked as a TV presenter on KTN.
He quit his TV job to focus on campaigning to become the next Malindi MP come August 2022.
Popular Kameme FM radio presenter Njogu Wa Njoroge has also announced that he will be on the ballot.
The polygamous media personality is going for the Njoro constituency parliamentary seat.
DNG, a former radio presenter and hypeman, has also expressed interest in becoming a politician. He is vying for the Woodley Kenyatta Golf Course Ward MCA seat.
Other celebrities on the ballot include Churchill Show comedian MC Jessy, Maria actor Bondi, former TV journalists Mwanaisha Chidzuga, Tony Kwalanda and Bonnie Musambi.