Former Kenyan journalist Terry Atieno set to vie for German seat.

by Helvine Achieng
July 12, 2021

Former journalist Terry Atieno will make history as a black immigrant candidate. The young lady, also known to many as 'Proud Chocolate', is eyeing a political seat abroad in September this year.

Terry expressed her interest in running for a seat in her town/county assembly in Buxtehude Stade District in Hamburg, Germany.

"I'm going to face it all. Hate and support, but I am ready for it all," she wrote on Instagram, 

"I am trying it out. Whether I fail or pass, I'll still be on the books as one of the black immigrants who tried a hand in leadership out here in the western world."


"With 17 years of living abroad, I know too well where the shoes hurt when it comes to the diaspora plights and cries. I am seeing an opportunity for growth, even for myself both in leadership and education. I want to study governance and politics."

Back in Kenya, Terry used to be a radio presenter at Royal Media's Ramogi FM and owns an online podcast in Germany.

On her success journey, Terry shares that her mum is her number one supporter and criticizer.

"She is my biggest inspiration. I'm glad this is happening while she still can read and hear. Singer Suzanna Owiyo has largely held my hand as well."

"I have also done a lot to place Luo music where it is now on the global platform. Germany has given me a chance once again after letting me be at home here."