John Kiarie, the Member of Parliament for Dagoretti South Constituency, has wowed Kenyans online with his fine art skills.
The lawmaker, while attending the post-election seminar for the National Assembly, rolled back the years with a funky sketch done with a ball pen.
The sketch depicts a girl with an afro hair, a pair of sunglasses, a pair of earrings, and a headband with a shield. The girl’s hair is inscribed with the word ‘soul.’
“Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.”
~ Kirill Korshikov pic.twitter.com/FF4KnpnTXG
— John Kj Kiarie (@KiarieJohn) February 2, 2023
Before joining politics, Kiarie made a name for himself as part of the Redykyulass troop. He also taught at Materi Girls Center and State House Girls High School before becoming a strip cartoonist for the Sunday Nation.
He was first elected to Parliament in 2017 on a Jubilee Party of Kenya ticket. In last year’s General Election, he successfully contested the Dagoretti South seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA). He garnered 26,394 votes and to beat his long-time political rival Dennis Waweru who managed 22,773 votes.
Late last year, Kiarie landed an international appointment having been elected as the President of the Committee on International Humanitarian Law.
Here are some of the reactions to his funky sketch:
Doodling is the best. But my fren this is ART!!! Soul of the heart.
— Chief Disruptor (@ahmedsalims) February 2, 2023
Mseeeeeee… Shughuli safi kwa art 🔥
— VIN the invader (@vintheinvader) February 2, 2023
This is a fantastic doodle👌
— Reuben M Wambui🏇🏿 (@reubenmuhindi) February 2, 2023
A creative mind is always a creative mind, no matter the place🙂… I am glad you are in the Communication, Information & Innovation committee in parliament….
— Mariita Abraham (@AbraMariita) February 3, 2023
Mhesh hii imeweza! Super talent 👌
— Muteithia CK (@muteithiack) February 2, 2023
Art is in the soul, it never fades. You are an inspiration mheshimiwa.
— Kelvin Shani (@sirnare) February 2, 2023