Media Personalities Who Won in Party Primaries

  • FROM LEFT: A collage image of Former Kiss FM presenter Felix Odiwuor aka Jalango, Former KTN anchor Mwanaisha Chidzuga and Former Radio Taifa presenter Bonnie Musambi.
    FROM LEFT: A collage image of Former Kiss FM presenter Felix Odiwuor aka Jalango, Former KTN anchor Mwanaisha Chidzuga and Former Radio Taifa presenter Bonnie Musambi.
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  • For the last few weeks, various media personalities have been involved in rigorous campaigns, seeking party tickets in readiness for the August 9 election.

    Among the media personalities who won in the primaries is former Kiss FM presenter, Felix Odiwuor, famously known as Jalang'o.

    Jalang'o clinched the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket to contest for the Lang'ata parliamentary seat in August.

    He will face off with the incumbent, Nixon Korir, of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

    A file image of Al Jazeera Journalist Mohammed Adow while on duty.
    A file image of Al Jazeera Journalist Mohammed Adow while on duty.
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    Another journalist who won in the ODM primaries is former Al Jazeera reporter, Mohammed Adow, who emerged as the victor in the Wajir South parliamentary contest. 

    Adow was among the candidates who were presented with their nomination certificates by former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, on April 21.

    Former KTN news anchor, Mwanaisha Chidzuga, will contest for the Matuga parliamentary seat under Deputy President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

    Interestingly, she will face off with her elder brother, Hassan Chidzuga, in the August 9 polls.

    Chidzuga's UDA counterpart, Bonnie Musambi, will contest for the Kitui Central parliamentary seat. The former Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) Radio Taifa journalist was among the candidates who were given a direct ticket by Ruto's party.

    Musambi will battle it out with the incumbent, Makali Mulu, who is defending his seat on a Wiper Party ticket. 

    At the same time, Jubilee Party gave former Inooro FM presenter, Waithira Muithirania, alias Nyanya Nyanya (Tomato), a ticket to contest the Muranga Woman Representative seat currently held by Sabina Chege - who is not seeking any elective post in this year's polls.

    Another prominent personality who won in the primaries is city blogger, Robert Alai. He is the ODM party candidate for the Kileleshwa Member of County Assembly seat.

    On the flip side, some media personalities also lost in the primaries. Among them is renowned radio presenter, Njogu wa Njoroge, who failed to clinch the UDA Njoro parliamentary ticket.

    After the nominations, the former Kameme FM presenter expressed his displeasure in the nomination process. He stated that the primaries were rigged in favour of his opponent.

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    Njogu wa Njoroge in an Instagram post in September 2020
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