Activist Boniface Mwangi unveils new political party (PHOTOS)

Activist Boniface Mwangi unveils new political party (PHOTOS)
  • The activist is seeking to oust Maina Kamanda, current Starehe MP in the August elections
  • Mwangi says his new party will be people-centred with a focus on fighting corruption

Activist Boniface Mwangi today officially launched his Ukweli Party that aims to break away from traditional political outfits that have failed to address the country’s pressing issues.

Mwangi, who quit his position at youth and civic empowerement centre Pawa 254 last December, will use the party as his vehicle in the August General Elections as he contests the Starehe parliamentary seat currently held by Jubilee stalwart Maina Kamanda.

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Boniface Mwangi (centre) during the Ukweli Party launch flanked by other officials (Photo: Courtesy)

Boniface Mwangi pins a photo of American activist Martin Luther King at the Ukweli Party’s headquarters in Nairobi on March 20 (Photo: Courtesy)

The activist adds a photo of boxing legend Mohamed Ali at the party’s offices (Photo: Courtesy)

“Ukweli will provide a voice for Kenyans who have been forgotten for long. We want a Kenya that is corruption free and people are bold enough to take part in creating it,” the anti-graft crusader said during the launch.

The party’s secretary general is Nduko o’Matigere, a former manager at Twaweza East Africa with Mwangi as its chairman.

Ukweli will field aspirants in all fields in the polls except for the presidency with its deadline for receiving nomination applications for members who qualify for the positions set at March 30.

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The party which had one time been linked with former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga as its leader has a sugarcane as its symbol with its slogan titled “Power to the People”.

A file photo of retired Chief Justice Willy Mutunga and activist Boniface Mwangi. (Photo: The Star Kenya) 

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