World Bulletin / News Desk
The 34-year-old activist has used a number of creative ways to protest, leaving President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government with a fresh headache with every new method.
While working as a photographer in 2007, Mwangi covered post-election killings and maimings, motivating him to become an activist.
When Kenyan lawmakers called for a hefty salary increase in 2013, Mwangi organized a protest outside the parliament, where a number of pigs were used to portray the greed of Kenyan lawmakers.
He also burned 221 coffins outside the parliament building in Nairobi in protest at the parliamentarians’ bid to triple their pay.
Now he is standing in next month’s general election in Starehe, a constituency in the capital Nairobi.
“I want to bring change from within the government now as my street escapades have been successful,” he said during door-to-door campaigning on the streets of Eastleigh.
Kenyan elections have always been tainted by tribal politics and bribery but Mwangi has taken a stand against graft or even holding large-scale public rallies.