Last night things took a twisted turn on Jeff Koinange Live when renowned activist Boniface Mwangi walked out of the interview. Boniface decided to walk out after MP Moses Kuria made a surprise appearance on the show. Why walk out? Simply, his principles could not allow him to share a platform with a hate speech monger.
You can’t help but have a sense of admiration, pride and respect for such a man, at least I can’t! This is a man who stands up for what he believes in; a principled man! You can’t put a price on that, neither can you find that many men of his caliber.
Who is Boniface Mwangi?
Boniface Mwangi is a photojournalist and activist behind the initiative Team Courage. He came to the spotlight following his pictorial documentation of the post election violence of 2007-2008 which claimed the lives of many Kenyans, left scores of people homeless and displaced and almost brought the country to it’s knees. This marked a turning point in Boniface’s life, putting him at the forefront of fighting against social injustices as well as creating awareness on socio-political issues.
The 33 year old activist doesn’t shy away from administering the bitter pill of truth to politicians who use the mandate bestowed on them by citizens to pursue their own selfish interests; at the expense of their unsuspecting electorate. Love or hate him, you simply cannot help but laud the spine on this man! He is the epitome of bravery and patriotism, and the country would benefit with more of his kind.
He recently won a case at the High Court against the Deputy President who had sued him for defamatory remarks.
On November 3rd 2016, he will lead a protest aimed at providing the head of state with a list on what he can do to fight corruption; seeing as the president had declared in a recent summit at state house; his frustrations in the fight against corruption. He communicated on his Facebook page to protesters to converge at the Freedom Square from 10am clad in red; a symbolism of how the country is bleeding from the rampant corruption among government officials.
Boniface Mwangi is truly a man ahead of our time.