I was offered cocaine, bhang and free sex – Boniface Mwangi

Politicians in Kenya pay a heavy price to get elected - Boniface.

The activist disclosed that aside from the heavy financial burden a political campaign accrues, campaigns begin affecting your personal life and some aspirants even fall into depression.

Boniface disclosed that ‘politicians in Kenya pay a heavy price to get elected’ and the price includes your family who you neglect in pursuit of the votes.

“Politicians in Kenya pay a heavy price to get elected. You neglect your family and alcohol, drugs and women become your constant solace (I was offered cocaine, bhang and free sex during my campaign). You become what voters think of you. In the end, you lose yourself and become like the people you were fighting to change. The greediness and heartlessness of some of the politicians we have can be explained by the heavy personal price they have paid to get elected. Public office for those who really want to serve can drive you crazy because our politics is so bitter, so corrupt,” He disclosed in his column in The Nairobian.

He also went on to add that when you run for a political seat, depression can stalk you and that is why you need a backup plan to help you recover from the tumult of the campaign trail.  “A Kenyan politician is like a priest. All the problems are dumped on you. Depression is real. That is why if you run for office, have a fallback option. For me, photography and giving talks comes naturally and has helped me recover.”

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