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City pastor to vie for parliamentary seat

Bishop Godfrey Migwi has launched his political campaign as he eyes for the Mathioya Constituency seat in the 2022 general elections.

According to a billboard post seen by Kenyannews.co.ke, the House of Hope pastor will be looking to replace current area MP Peter Kimari.

Migwi’s billboard post however did not indicate which party he will use to vie for the seat, but instead said he is a sober leader with a vision.

According to reports, the pastor used Ksh. 500,000 on each of the billboards for two months.

Bishop Godfrey Migwi . City pastor to vie for parliamentary seat.

Speaking to a local daily, Migwi said that the people of Mathioya need change and he knows what it takes to provide that change.

He added that he has lived amongst them, mobilized with them and he is confident he knows the kind of solutions the people need to move forward.

“Being a man of God, I fully understand what it means to be a loyal, committed servant,” the bishop said.

Migwi who is also a political commentator and has been associated with Deputy President William Ruto is known for his constant criticism of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration.

Migwi used to have a religious show dubbed ‘Kwenjera Uma Wa Mandiko’ (analyzing the truth of the word) every Wednesday on Kameme Radio alongside man Nyari and Kamlesh.

However, it was reported that the pastor was shown the exit door after landing in trouble for constantly attacking the head of state. He has also worked for BBC Swahili as a religion and political analyst.

In May last year, the pastor said that he feared for his life as ‘powerful’ people were alleging that his church is on a road reserve, after his continued attacks on the President.

This year, Migwi expressed his disappointment towards President Uhuru Kenyatta following his “tribal remarks” during the burial of Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi’s mother as he called for a rotational presidency.

The President had said that it was time for another community to lead the country instead of the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities which have been at the helm since independence.

In another incident, Migwi lashed out at the first in command and his handshake partner Raila Odinga for using millions of money preparing to hold the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum instead of providing basic needs to needy Kenyans.

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