Political temperatures have started to rise as we head towards the general election in 2017. Adjustments in the political arena are already on course.

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In all this, Kenyan celebrities from different fields who harbour ambitions for politics are also setting themselves up for the upcoming polls. The celebs, especially from the music industry, are oozing confidence that come 2017, they will win their respective posts.

This is nothing strange. In past elections, both in Kenya and elsewhere in the world, celebs have vied for political seats, some winning them and others lose.

In the general elections of Tanzania held last year, one of the country’s best and iconic rappers Professor Jay (real name Joseph Haule) contested for the Mikumi constituency parliamentary seat. He won.

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In Kenya, we also have artistes and other celebs in elected political seats. They include former TV news anchor Naisula Lesuuda (Senator Samburu county), ex-radio presenter and actress Sabina Chege (Women Rep. Murang’a county), singer Newton “Karish” Kariuki (Member of County Assembly Muminji Ward in Mbeere North) and actress Millicent Mugadi who is the MCA for Ziwani.

In the forthcoming general elections, we already have a number of music celebrities who have already expressed their desires to vie for different seats. Watapata ama watahata?

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