Top online comic Timothy Kimani alias Njugush has clarified claims on social media that he is set to try his hand at politics.
The comedian recently had tongues wagging posted a photo of himself on Instagram with a caption that hinted that he would be vying for a seat in 2022.
“I offer my candidature for presidency in 2022! This is not the time for politicking. That’s why I’m urging you all to come out in large numbers as you waste your time and resources to vote me in, I promise you, you’ll always regret,” the post read.
Speaking to a local publication, however, Njugush said the post was misunderstood as he was just being satirical.
The social media influencer further ruled out joining politics in the future because “power and money corrupt people”.
He said most Kenyan politicians are in governance to enrich themselves through theft and misuse of public funds. The comedian said his biggest regret is that he voted in the last general elections.
“I think our leaders can do better as compared to what they are doing, and I would not want to join them and see them misusing people’s resources,” he said.
The comedian also spoke about his biggest lesson this year saying it is learning he had fake friends around him.
“There are a lot of sacrifices that one goes into for those people. You waste your time and you even ignore your family because you need to take care of your friends,” Njugush said.