Bishop Godfrey Migwi who is a close ally to DP Ruto has splashed more than Ksh 5 million, mounting a flashy capaign in a bid to win voters.
Bishop Migwi who heads the House of Hope Church in Kayole- Nairobi is eyeing the Mathioya parliamentary seat, hoping to unseat incumbent MP Peter Kimari.
He has put up five billboards across Mathioya Constituency with sources revealing that he spent at least Ksh500,000 on each of the billboards for two months.
“The people of Mathioya need change and I know what it takes to provide that change. I have lived amongst them, mobilized with them and I’m confident I know the kind of solutions they need to move forward.
“Being a man of God, I fully understand what it means to be a loyal, committed servant,” the bishop in a recent interview.
Although he is yet to declare his political vehicle, he enjoys close links to Deputy President William Ruto.
Ruto attended the launch of the 3-storey church earlier in 2021 where he boldly responded to President Kenyatta’s criticism of the DP’s allies.
“Don’t drive us the narrative of exclusion, of telling us about tribes and tribal chiefs. My friends, Wajinga wameisha Kenya,” Ruto said at the time.
Reports indicate that Bishop Migwi’s association with the DP cost him his job at Mediamax Networks after he landed in trouble for questioning the president’s development record.
After leaving Mediamax, the clergy landed a job at BBC Swahili news as a religion and political analyst.