Cosmo Choy, a prominent Kenyan political commentator currently residing in the United States, has gained notoriety for his controversial videos shared through a popular Facebook page owned by blogger Mutembei. His content primarily revolves around political issues, often marked by the use of explicit language as he takes on various politicians.
Real Name of Cosmo Choy
Born Cosmas Ombori Monari, Cosmo Choy’s real name reflects his Kenyan roots. According to his Facebook account, where he commands a following of over 45,000, he was born on 18th July 1971, making him 51 years old.
Cosmo Choy Family
Cosmo Choy is open about sharing glimpses of his family life on social media. As a self-proclaimed polygamist, he has a wife and children, and his first wife works as a medic in New Jersey, USA. His children from the first marriage have entered adulthood, with one working as a manager in a media company in the United States.
Choy’s second wife, Felicina Wambui, accompanies him in their residence in North Carolina. While his original home is in Bobasi, Kisii County, belonging to the Kisii tribe’s Mwomabere family, Choy has spent a significant portion of his life in the USA—27 years to be precise—where he is employed by Ryder, a logistics company specializing in fleet and supply chain management.
Cosmo Choy Political Career
Cosmo Choy is notably recognized as a leader within the Abagusii Community in the United States. His political journey has seen shifts in allegiance, initially supporting ODM leader Raila Odinga before transitioning to become a supporter of William Ruto. He criticized Raila for what he perceived as a betrayal of supporters when the former Prime Minister engaged in a political handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Expressing his discontent, Choy mentioned, “He used to stand for the truth and fight for Kenyans but later changed and betrayed millions of supporters through the handshake. Instead of working as an opposition leader, he had one foot in government, and I realized he is not trustworthy.”
Choy had aspirations of vying for the Embakasi East parliamentary seat, currently held by Babu Owino. He hinted at returning to Kenya for campaigns, questioning Babu Owino’s suitability for office due to a past incident involving the shooting of DJ Evolve at a Nairobi club.
Cosmo Choy stirred public uproar through a viral video where he directed unprintable insults at Mama Ngina Kenyatta, the former first lady, following her public endorsement of Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga. The offensive remarks sparked outrage, particularly among women, prompting leaders like Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris, Governor Anne Kananu, and former CAS Rachael Shebesh to demand a written apology from the UDA party, which Choy is associated with.
In response to the controversy, Cosmo Choy issued an apology, expressing regret for his remarks and emphasizing the fallibility of human beings. He acknowledged his mistake and sought forgiveness on behalf of his family.