Activist turned politician Boniface Mwangi has left many surprised and fans excited after raising sh700, 000 for his campaign in a span of just three days.
This is a major boost for him in realizing his set target of sh10 million.
In a short Facebook post, he thanked Kenyans for the donations and urged his constituents to send him to Parliament.
“Kenyans, we’re changing our politics. In just 3 days you’ve raised over 700k! Send me to bunge. Make the change happen. Keep contributing. #JoinBonnie1MillionChallenge #StareheNiBonnie,” read the post.
The activist’s style of leadership is quite unique, and one that is changing the dynamics of how politics is perceived.
Mwangi in a past interview said politics in Kenya should not be about how much an aspirant has but should be about issues.
And through this mantra, he has been fundraising even as little as sh10 from well-wishers to support his bid.
Interestingly, he is battling for Starehe constituency seat with singer Charles Kanyi (Jaguar) and billionaire Steve Mbogo; but even with the huge financial muscle his competitors have over him, he says he has a much better manifesto than them.
He plans to set up libraries across the constituency to improve literacy levels as well as promote art in an effort to alleviate unemployment.
Also in his manifesto, is improving the working conditions of hawkers who are in constant battles with county askaris.
“Among my top agendas is improvement of the working conditions of hawkers, small business owners and boda-boda operators. Other critical agendas include the empowerment of youth, women and people living with disabilities, setting up an arts and sports fund to support Starehe talent, and building community libraries in every ward. I also plan on reclaiming public land, especially that belonging to schools, grabbed by private developers,” reads part of his manifesto.
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