Activist Boniface Mwangi joins political party as he gears up to become the next Starehe MP

Boniface Mwangi was also unveiled as the party’s chairman during its launch.

Civil rights activist Boniface Mwangi (second right) during the launch of the Ukweli Party on March 20, 2017.

Mwangi announced he will contest on a new party, the Ukweli Party which was launched on Monday in Nairobi.

Mwangi was also unveiled as the party’s chairman during its launch.

According to the party, Ukweli is expected to “pursue objectives that inspire, encourage, mobilise, unite and organise Kenyans to take their place as sovereigns to reclaim their country from mismanagement.”

Speaking during the launch of the party, Mwangi said that majority of Kenyans were hardworking honest people who pay taxes who do not want it to be stolen.

“Kenyans say we don't have options. Now here's your option, you don't have to vote for thieves. Vote for Ukwlei Party,” Mwangi said.

Party motto and symbol

The party, whose motto is “Ukweli, Uwazi na Haki”  has a sugarcane as its party symbol.

For one to become either an MP or Woman’s Representative on an Ukweli Party ticket one would have to pay Sh50, 000 as nomination fees and Sh30, 000 if one wants to run for a Member of County Assembly.

Mwangi is expected to have stiff competition from the incumbent Starehe MP Maina Kamanda, Charles Kanyi aka Jaguar and flamboyant city businessman Steve Mbogo.

Mwangi is an award-winning Kenyan phototojournalist and a vocal activist involved in social-political activism through his initiative Team Courage.

The movement that aims to instill a sense of hope and self-belief in a generation of young change makers by enabling patriotic citizens to take bold and effective actions in building a new Kenya.

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