Boniface Mwangi (34) has been arrested by Kenyan Police over allegations that the younger vocal activist, a photographer and publisher was planning to overthrow the government.
Mwangi is a partner to Uganda’s pop music star who turned a politician recently the Kyadondo East legislator Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu popularly known by his stage name Bobi Wine. Mwangi is also a close friend to Embakasi East MP Babu Owino also a youthful Kenyan legislator and have links with South Africa’s Julius Sello Malema.
The Kenyan Police is not yet clear what means Mwangi was to use to overthrow the government but what we can confirm is that Mwangi is under arrest as investigations take course.
Award-winning photojournalist and Activist Boniface Mwangi was arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday 6 May.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Boniface said that the DCI arrested him from his house and are taking him to the Central Police Station.
The cause of his arrest is yet to be confirmed.
“I have been arrested by @DCI_Kenya from my house. We are headed to Central Police Station. I haven’t been told the reason for my arrest,” said Boniface.
Mwangi runs “Sema Ukweli” a Kenyan platform where they publish stories of victims of injustice and torture. He exhibits and showcases images of violence, promotes social change through PAWA254 , a hub for creative East Africans, that organised several events along with Hon. Babu Owino in Nairobi which even Bobi Wine attended, plus free musical gala where songs of freedom and Rastafarians featured to meet Bobi.
The activist is a spirited fighter who has attained many awards at his age of 34. Including; New African 100 most influential Africans award 2016, the Nairobian person of the year 2016 award, Integrety champions award, Sauti ya Wanjiku award, Africans leaders award 2013 among others.
There is a new hope on the Black Continent that the breed of new young African Nationalists are willing to fight dictatorship on the continent jointly thus providing checks to these governments, a move that might promote Democracy.