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Raila’s Barber To Vie For Nairobi Ward Seat


ODM Leader Raila Odinga’s barber has expressed interest to vie for the Parklands Highridge Ward seat in the forthcoming General Elections.

Stephen Ndegwa popularly known as Tash who is vying on an ODM ticket says that he wants to ensure that that children from Parklands Highridge Ward get education by making bursaries accessible to them.

Tash the owner of Fine Cuts Barber and Spa at Krishna Centre in Westlands also says that he wants to support the business community in the area.

“Some people have discouraged the youth from vying over money issues. What it takes is the vision and the quest to work for the community which is why I am vying,” he said.

Tash who has been shaving Raila for about 10 years now describes the ODM Leader as his mentor.


He says that during his regular visits, Raila would share his political ambitions with him and he would encourage him to give it a try

“My political teacher is Raila Amolo Odinga. He keeps telling me that I have all it takes to be a politician. He is one of the people who have inspired me to join politics,” says Tash.

Apart from Raila Odinga, Tash also shaves other prominent people like Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Managing Director Jadiah Mwirania and prominent basketball players from the US.

He also mentors young people at his barber shop until they are fit enough to stand on their own and start their own businesses.

So far he has mentored more than 10 young men who are currently running their own businesses.