Civil rights activist Boniface Mwangi (second right) during the launch of the Ukweli Party on March 20, 2017. PHOTO | COLLINS OMULOCivil rights activist Boniface Mwangi (second right) during the launch of the Ukweli Party on March 20, 2017. PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO
By COLLINS OMULO

Activist Boniface Mwangi on Monday launched the Ukweli Party which will be his political outfit in his bid for the Starehe parliamentary seat in the forthcoming election.

The party has picked an odd symbol,  a sugarcane, chosen because of party’s ambition to fight for a sweet Kenya.

PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO

PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO

“We want a Kenya that’s free of corruption. Where the corrupt belong behind bars,” Mr Mwangi told journalists.

The slogan of the party is “Power to the people”.

The party seeks to cultivate participatory democracy beyond mere participation in elections but in the day to day governance.

PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO

PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO

Mr Mwangi said the party will not have a presidential candidate, but will filed candidates for parliamentary and ward seats.

“We want MPs to be paid less money and we don’t want people being cleared to vie only through certificate of good conduct while ignoring chapter six of the Constitution,” he said.