A gay activist seeking the Kiambu County Senate position has expressed enthusiasm of capturing the seat on claims that he has received positive response during his campaign tours in the region.
David Kuria Mbote, a founder of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, has made public his sexual orientation and says he has had smooth campaign rallies in Lari, Thika, Gatundu North and South and Kiambu towns.
“The reception has been great. People are keen on my policies, though some are eager to just meet this gay aspirant. However, Kiambu residents have a clear choice in me," said Mr Kuria.
“The fact that I am gay has no relevance to my ambitions,” he told Nation.
Mr Kuria is yet to identify the party he intends to use for his political ambition but says his experience in social matters makes him a viable candidate for the Kiambu residents.
He also takes pride in being a youth who understands complex social problems as well as having served at Lang'ata's Apostle of Jesus Seminary in Nairobi between 1990 to 1999.
Mr Kuria hopes to raise is campaign funds through crowd sourcing via the social media and hosting fundraising activities.