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Boniface Mwangi says he will go into politics

Activist Boniface Mwangi on Friday said that he intends to join politics, clearing the air over speculations that have been rife over the same subject.

In a candid interview on NTV’s AM Live with Kobi Kihara, the award winning photojournalist-cum-activist was asked if he ever wants to go into politics.

“Yes, I will though I still don’t know what post I will vie for… if I was to run now I would start small, maybe as a Member of Parliament,” said Mwangi.

Mwangi has been on the forefront in calling for change in governance with the latest demo organised by him being the #OccupyPlayGround at Lang’ata Road Primary School.

During the Friday interview, Mwangi said that no one pays him for his activism adding that he earns a modest monthly salary of Sh 160, 000 (after tax) from Pawa 254, an organization funded by donors to uplift Kenyan art talent.

He added that since his salary is not enough he gets paid to speak in conferences and does photography for clients such as non-governmental organisations.

“Before I opened Pawa 254, I had three cars, I had a Mercedes Benz, a Harrier and my wife had a Polo… now we just have bikes,” he said.

Mwangi who has often been accused of being paid to protest stated that organizing protests is cheap as all one has to do is print placards.

The father of three admitted that every time he goes out to protest he is afraid as anything could happen but it is patriotism that keeps him going.