Musician Bahati Unveiled as Jubilee Parliamentary Candidate

  • File photo of Musician Kevin Bahati with his wife Diana Marua
    File photo of Musician Kevin Bahati with his wife Diana Marua
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  • Jubilee Party has unveiled gospel musician Kevin Mbuvi Kioko, popularly known as Bahati, as its Mathare Constituency parliamentary candidate.

    Bahati was unveiled by President Uhuru Kenyatta's ruling party at its headquarters in Parklands, Nairobi. 

    Speaking after the Friday, March 18 event, the musician stated that he had consulted with his family and friends before joining the race.

    He was flanked by Kieni Member of Parliament Kanini Kega and other officials of the Jubilee Party.

    Kieni MP Kanini Kega with Kevin Kioko alias Bahati at Jubilee Party Headquarters on March 18, 2021.
    Kieni MP Kanini Kega with Kevin Kioko alias Bahati at Jubilee Party Headquarters on March 18, 2021.


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    "For the longest time, we have not had a leader who is born and raised in Mathare. I want to officially state that I am vying for the Mathare parliamentary seat on a Jubilee Party ticket.

    "Our people have been crying over the same issues and when you are led by an outsider, they fail to understand the sufferings of the people," he stated.

    On his part, Kega welcomed the aspirations of the musician, stating that the party will help him achieve his political aspirations.

    "Welcome to the party. You will be taken around so that you can tell us which position you will be vying for. We have tickets for all positions except the presidency," he stated

    Kega, the newly appointed Director of Elections at the party, stated that the musician's addition was an added advantage to the party and that Azimio La Umoja will benefit from his move.

    Over the years, the musician has shared close ties with the party and is remembered for sitting on the President's seat as the party function held at the Kasarani Stadium months before the 2017 polls.

    The Adhiambo hitmaker recently released a song with former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.

    Bahati will battle it out with incumbent Mathare MP and ODM politician, Antony Oluoch. 

    An image of ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Azimio NDC on March 12, 2022.
    ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Azimio NDC on March 12, 2022.
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