Mohammed Ali quits KTN to join politics
Mohammed Ali wants to become an MP
Celebrated KTN journalist Mohammed Ali has officially declared his interest in politics.
Ali, who is best known for his investigative TV program dubbed Jicho Pevu announced that he will be vying for the post of an MP in Nyali Constituency in this year’s August polls.
“1st March 2017. Today I officially declare that I am in the race to be the next Member of Parliament for Nyali Constituency. I have stood up for you for over a decade, and used my voice to amplify yours. Now, I ask you to stand with me. Inside the National Assembly, there is a quote that says: “For the just government of men”, yet Justice has fled from that once honourable house. Help me take Justice to their doorstep,” Ali said in a statement on Wednesday.
Ali, a big critic of the Jubilee government has previously posted a series of photos of him in the company of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga, and even shared a platform at an ODM youth convention in Mombasa last year.
He is seeking to unseat the incumbent MP Hezron Awiti.
The Communication Authority of Kenya had that all journalists with political ambitions in the forthcoming polls should quit newsrooms by May.
It is not yet clear whether Mohammed Ali has quit to pursue his political ambition.