Churchill Show Comedian Jasper Muthomi, popularly known as MC Jessy, has decamped to United Democratic Alliance (UDA) headed by Deputy President William Ruto.
Jessy, who wants to run for the South Imenti Parliamentary seat, decided after speaking with his supporters to back DP Ruto.
“It’s now clear where the vision is heading. After many days of consultative meetings with my South Imenti people, I have officially been invited to join UDA.
“The groundwork that has been done has finally landed on the side of the winning team,” stated Jessy.
“This weekend, I was grateful and humbled by the elders that raised me and who are from my home constituency of South Imenti when they honoured and bestowed on me the blessings and responsibilities to lead South Imenti Constituency as the Member Of Parliament,” he announced at the time.
Jessy joined several well-known figures such as Nelson Havi—former president of the Law Society of Kenya and a former member of the Amani National Congress—who also switched his allegiance to the Democratic Party. He is running for a seat in parliament representing Westlands constituency.
The lawyer joined the party seven days after announcing his interest in taking over duties from Tim Wanyonyi, who is running for governor of Nairobi.
Other entertainers who have thrown their hats into the political ring include Felix Odiwuor, popularly Jalang’o, who is vying for the Lang’ata seat, Roy Smith Mwatia, popularly Rufftone (Nairobi Senator) and Jackson Makini, aka Prezzo, who is vying for Kibra Parliamentary seat.