Gospel singer Smith Mwatia, alias Rufftone, has joined politics.
Rufftone declared his allegiance after he joined Deputy President William Ruto in his campaign trails in Nairobi on Wednesday.
During the campaign trail, the singer was welcomed by DP Ruto to the UDA party.
Rufftone is set to vie for Nairobi senatorial seat in the 202 polls.
Speaking on his first public address, the singer was grateful for the massive reception he received from Nairobians when he rose to speak.
According to him, he has heeded calls by his supporters asking him to hit the ground in the hunt for votes.
" Wasee wanasema Rufftone toka internet ingia ground. Jana ground imekubali videadly (People ere saying that I stop campaigning on the internet and get to the ground and hunt votes. Yesterday the reception was heroic). Thank You Jesus for giving me favour with people. It took your hands and mercy lord. Thank you, Jesus," the singer wrote on his Instagram.
His entry into the UDA party means that he will have to battle it out with Lawyer Karen Nyamu.
At the same time, he joins a list of celebrities eyeing elective seats in 2022 polls.
Others include Kiss 100 radio presenter Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang'o who is aspiring to be Lang'ata MP.
Comedian Jasper Muthomi, alias MC Jessy, is eyeing Imenti South parliamentary seat.
These celebrities will be banking on their clout in a bid to persuade voters to elect them into office.