Rastafarian advocate of the High Court Mathenge Mukundi has declared his interest in the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.
Speaking to TV47 Digital on Friday, February 19, Mathenge said that he will vie for the coveted seat in the upcoming 2022 polls.
Mathenge had expressed his desire to vie in the Nairobi gubernatorial by-election that never was, but now says that a little mishap will not deter him from serving Nairobians.
“I expressed my interest in the position in 2020 when Mike Sonko was impeached. Although the by-election was halted following many petitions, I am still in the race come 2022,” Mathenge said.
Cherry-picking the clause seeking to create more constituencies, Mathenge lauded the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), saying that “fellow Rastafarians will have more chances of vying for the positions.”
“The BBI has created seventy more constituencies. This will enable people like me to vie for the increased leadership positions,” Mathenge explained.
Change is Coming
While citing some of the issues he intends to address, Mathenge said he would focus on changing the lives of the youth in Nairobi.
“We will take the city and change it. I am putting myself out there in confidence that I will save our youth from drugs and substance abuse,” he said. “As Rastafarians, we are not biased. We embrace everyone with love and harmony. I will be the governor to all people.”
Mathenge shot into limelight in July 2020 when he became, arguably, the first Rastafarian to be admitted to the bar as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.