List of Kenyan Celebrities Joining Politics in 2022

This article outlines the list of Kenyan Celebrities Joining Politics in the 2022 general elections

As the 2022 general elections near, there are many aspiring candidates who have expressed interest in vying for various positions with different agendas and manifestos. Among the aspirants are some of the celebrities who have felt the need to be among the leaders of this great Nation.

They aim to use their huge following and influence to mobilize the people to vote for them in the elections. While some of the celebrities joining politics have been viewed as performers who can initiate changes once they get into office, others have faced criticism, getting labeled as non-performers and potential failures.

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Here are some of the celebrities joining politics in the 2022 general elections.


The kiss FM host, (real name Felix Odiwuor) intends to run for Lang’ata Member of parliament(MP) under Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) which he joined officially in 2021. He has been campaigning for the seat for the past few months while still mentioning it on the radio. He has been at the frontline during donations, charity work, and holding forums in the Lang’ata constituency.

He is yet to resign from being Kiss FM host on February 9th so as to major more on politics. In a recent morning show on kiss FM, the presenter acknowledged the possibility of losing the contest, hilariously noting that in case he fails, he will be in the studio the next day.

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Jamall Gaddafi

The former KTN journalist Jamall Gaddafi has made it clear that he will be running for the Malindi MP seat which is being occupied by Aisha Jumwa under the ODM party. However, Aisha will likely not contest against him as she will be running for Governor to succeed Amason Kingi.


Gospel Musician Roy Smith is one of the celebrities joining politics in 2022. In a recent interview, said that he will be vying for the Nairobi senatorial seat come 2022 general elections on a UDA ticket. The singer has been on the frontline in discouraging the youth from indulging in crime due to lack of unemployment. When he clinches the seat, he aims to empower youths and enhance the provision of medical services in urban places.

Mc Jessy

Comedian Jasper Muthomi will be running for the South Imenti Member of parliament seat to succeed the incumbent Murungi Kathuri. He has received several endorsements from the elders in Imenti and was recently proposed by a council of elders from Egoji to run for the seat.

Jasper, who was expected to run for the office on a Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP/Mbus) ticket recently shifted to William Ruto’s UDA, noting that he had personal reasons as to why he did so. It is believed he ditched the Kiraitu Murungi-led party due to a possibility of losing at the nominations.

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Alex Mwakideu

The radio personality who currently works at Milele FM came out clear that he will be contesting for Wundanyi Mp in the August 9 contest. He is very confident of securing the seat that when announcing for the seat, he said that he was going to be the MP and that he is not ‘vying’ for it.