Bahati Finally Named Jubilee MP Candidate for Mathare After Melt Down

Musician Kevin Mbuvi Kioko alias ‘Bahati’ has been named the Jubilee Party MP candidate for Mathare.

In a press conference attended by Jubilee Party Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni among other leaders, it was announced that Bahati will fly the party ticket come the August 9, elections.

This comes just a few weeks after he had a meltdown after he was asked to step down in favor of an ODM candidate following Azimio-One Kenya coalition zoning.

Speaking to members of the press, a teary Bahati claimed that he had been asked to support an ODM candidate under the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition arrangement.

Read: Singer Bahati Sheds Tears After Jubilee Tells Him to Withdraw from Mathare MP Race [Video]

Without mentioning names, the artiste said he was told that Mathare was an ODM stronghold.

The 28-year-old urged Jubilee party leader Uhuru Kenyatta and his ODM counterpart Raila Odinga, who doubles up as Azimio presidential candidate, to give the youth a chance to lead.

“I respect you President [Uhuru Kenyatta] and I respect Honourable Raila Odinga but please give the youth of this country a chance,” he said.

“I know there is zoning and Mathare has been zoned as an ODM area but for this one time, give the youth of this country. Give the people of Mathare a chance to get the leader they have always wanted.” He added.

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