Fast rising Gengetone rapper, Francis Macharia, popularly known as Odi Wa Murang’a has expressed his interest in the Murang’a County Gubernatorial position.
Taking to his Instagram account, the rapper said that it is the time for youths to rise and be in government.
”Thanks For All The Sponsors Who Came Through To Help Me Run For Muranga Governorship 2022; Even Though They Wish To Remain Anonymous. Mayut Hii Ndo Time We Make Muranga New Again!!! In God We Trust. HATUPANGWI TENA MURANGA!!!” He wrote.
Some of his followers however were not pleased with his declaration saying that he is not fit for the seat and urged him to stick to music.
A majority of them however, expressed their support for him.
Macharia joins the list of celebrities who have show their interest in running for various political seats.
Meanwhile, the Murang’a Gubernatorial race has taken a new turn after the county’s Women Rep, Sabina Chege expressed her interest in the seat.
Sabina asked Murang’a County residents to support her bid and giver her the votes promising that she willi deliver as expected.
“I will be vying for the Governorship of Murang’a and I pray that the people of Murang’a will support me. It is not because I am the best but it is through God’s grace that I believe I will be able to transform Murang’a,” she said.
“I have been the County Woman Rep for two terms now. I understand my people, I understand where things are going wrong and I understand where I am going to improve,” she said.
“Above all, I am a mother. I will be able to bring everybody together; our education professionals, our young people, our elder people so that we bring back Murang’a’s glory,” Chege added.
The seat is currently under the leadership of Governor Mwangi Wa Iria and over seven candidates have shown interest in the county’s top seat.
Among the candidates who have shown interest in the Murang’a Gubernatorial seat are, the current seantor, Irungu Kang’ata, Jamleck Kamau, Irungu Kang’ata and Doctor Moses Ndung’u.