Kenya’s first Rastafarian advocate of the High Court Mathenge Mukundi has declared his interest in the Nairobi governor’s seat.
Speaking during an interview on a local TV station, Mathenge indicated that he will contest for the position during the 2022 general election.
“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 told TV47.
The young lawyer hailed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), saying the proposal to create more constituencies will allow people like him to vie for leadership positions.
“The BBI has created seventy more constituencies. This will enable people like me to vie for the increased leadership positions,” he explained.
If elected as the next Nairobi Governor, Mathenge said he will focus on changing the lives of the youth.
“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.
He added: “As Rastafarians, we are not biased. We embrace everyone with love and harmony. I will be the governor to all people.”
Mathenge shot into the limelight mid-last year when he became the first Rastafarian to be admitted to the bar as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.