It’s been exactly a week since Kenyans went to the polls to elect leaders who will represent them in different capacities for the next five years.
But as many celebrate a win in the polls, many more are nursing defeats in what pundits termed the most grueling political battle since the history of democracy in the country, due to the record number of candidates.
Below see a list of those whose political ambitions hit a snag in the Tuesday, August 8 polls.
1. Steve Mbogo is a businessman whose dealings remain mysterious. He also has socialite traits. The flambo Steve wanted to to be Starehe Member of Parliament.
2. Frasha is one third of musical group P-Unit (now defunct), with Gabu and Bon’eye. He was was a candidate in the race for Athi river MCA but dropped out of the race just days to the D-day.
3. You may not know the name Julius Ondijo Owino but I’m Sure Maji Maji rings a bell. He is one half of hip hop success Gidi Gidi Maji Maji (also defunct). Now an executive cum presenter at Ghetto Radio, Julius came third in the race for an MCA seat.
4. Michael Machachari Odiyo, otherwise known as Coaches in the Citizen TV program Machachari was running for Imara Daima MCA seat.
5. Cannibal, a musician based in Mombasa had all plans of becoming Mtopanga County Rep laid out, but the electorate had different plans for him. He vied in the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party primaries but lost.
6. Ali B is also a musician from the Coast and was seeking the Junda, Kisauni MCA seat.
But it was not all gloomy in the entertainment scene as Jaguar, now Hon. Charles Njagua Kanyi, won the Starehe MP seat. He vied on a Jubilee Party ticket.