It is official now. Ken Wa Maria is vying for MCA, Matuu ward 2017. He has even gone ahead to print campaign posters.
But will Ken, a mere musician, win a political seat? Let us look at the prospectives! There is political wave that sweeping across the world. On November 8, Americans voted for Trump, a weird character, in what was seen worldwide as a shock election.
Closer back home, Tanzanians voted for a hip hop artist Joseph Haule, popularly known as Professor Jay in 2015. The award-winning musician is now the member of parliament for Mikuni urban. Here in Kenya, the people of Embu voted for a musician, Newton Karish Munene who is now the MCA for Muminji ward.
It is this wave that will catapult Ken into the Machakos county assembly. Secondly, Ken commands a huge following. He has a fan base that stretches past Ukambani region.
This is definitely a huge plus for him. Lastly, people are thirsty for change and electing a musician will not be a fuss if he got his manifestos right.
Go, Ken, go.