The Star (Nairobi)

7 December 2012

Kenya: 'Ringtone' to Vie for MP Seat in Nairobi

Gospel artiste Ringtone Apoko is rumoured to be vying for an MP seat in Nairobi. Ringtone previously vied for the Kitutu Masaba constituency seat a year ago and lost emerging number seven out of 24 candidates.

The Talanta singer is however yet to confirm these rumours although he has promised to make an announcement next week.

"It is true that young people in Nairobi relate and understand me . They have been pushing me to stop vying in Kisii and come to Nairobi. They feel that as a young and God fearing man I would be the one to deliver their promises. I will let the Nation know my ambitions as soon as possible,"Ringtone told Word Is.

Ringtone is said have started his ground campaign by involving himself in charity projects. So far he has been feeding and clothing homeless street children and others based in children's home. He has also been traversing around Kawangware area reinforcing the rum our that he may be vying for Dagoretti North constituency.

Ringtone blamed his loss in the last election to lack of funds. If it is true that he is vying, he then joins the list of celebrity politicians like actress Millicent Mugadi and former comedian George "Mongolo" Mwangangi who are both vying for County representatives in Ziwani constituency

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