Activist Boniface Mwangi revealed on Monday January 23 how getting involved in the world of politics affected his personal life.
During an interview with journalist Mark Maasai about his show, The social news editorMwangi revealed that his political involvement has had a negative effect on his children.
The father of three revealed that his children have suffered as they are being kicked out of most places due to his political activities.
He went on to explain that his children come into favor when working on many projects, but once the audience realizes they are his children, they distance themselves from them.
Activist Boniface Mwangi is arrested by the police on October 19, 2017
“There’s a lot you lose. I raised very smart kids. My kids could do commercials and ads, but when my kids go for auditions, they get canceled,” he noted.
Politics also had such an influence on his life that it became so difficult for him to get a job.
“I would ask for a job, but if they find out it’s my name, I’ll be cut,” he explained.
Mwangi is a hard working man and explained that he has been working on his own business but has always had trouble finding an office as most places will not deal with him.
“I have been looking for an office for the past two months, but I have to be very careful because if it is a government building or a politically affiliated building, I will be evicted,” he stated.
In addition, he stated that he will never try to enter politics again unless the way voting is handled is changed.
Looking back on his previous political journey, he revealed that he was never voted for because he did not bribe the voters.
“Politics need to change, the way they are is a no for me. I competed with a small party but never won because voters want money. They want to be bribed. They vote for the people with money, but after they get elected , they don’t I can’t serve them,’ he remarked.
During the 2022 general election, his party, Ukweli partyrevealed Nduko O’Matigere, a civil rights heavyweight, as his replacement.
Mwangi would then join the Azimio la Umoja as a volunteer campaign as he was a strong supporter of then Azimio running mate and NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua.
One of the losses he allegedly suffered was during the attempted bombing of his home in Machakos.
His hard work got him part of a cast in an American TV show, Roast housemodeled after a popular American program.
Vice President Schaeffer Okore (left), activist Boniface Mwangi (center) and Secretary General Nduko O’Matigere (right) at the launch of the Ukweli Party in March 2017.