Almost a decade ago when Kenya was preparing for the 2013 general elections, a rather unique candidate was planning to vie for the Kiambu Senatorial Aspirant.
Having passed a new constitution, Kenyans would for the first time ever elect governors, senators, and women representatives all over the country. This perhaps brought more excitement to voters but in Kiambu, it was more than that.
David Kuria Mbote was one of those who had openly shown interest in the Kiambu Senatorial Aspirant. He was faced with a herculean task of persuading the rather conservative to vote for him.
He was both an aspiring politician and gay rights, activist. He was gay himself and made no efforts to conceal his identity.
David was indeed brave. Open discrimination and stigmatization did not hinder his aspirations. The top of His manifesto was curbing the spread of HIV by enacting laws that would fight the same.
He also aimed to actualize Kiambu’s investment potential due to its close proximity to Nairobi.
David’s dream of becoming a priest was cut short by allegations of sexual affair which lead him to be expelled pending completion of the investigation.
David would later on work with a movement that advocates for the rights of gays, transgenders, and intersex persons before establishing his own self-help group (KFSE) to help uplift people economically.
David later withdrew from the race which he aimed to run on an independent ticket citing personal reasons.
David has kept a low profile since and was never part of the 2017 general elections. A source at (GALCK) where he worked as the general manager revealed that David is still running his self-help group and intends to revive his political ambitions in the future has gained the much-needed experience.
David is the current leader of the Equity and Equality party which is a political party that fights for the rights of everyone.
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