Talented former Gospel musician turned politician Kevin Kioko alias Bahati has begged President Uhuru Kenyatta not to shortchange him in Mathare seat.
Bahati joins a list of celebrities who gave a stab at politics for the first time, in what many said, “the have been asked to represent the people”.
Well, it has not been a walk in the park for many creatives who showed interest in politics and it has been a teary season for some.
Singer Bahati today accused the ruling party, Jubilee, of trying to deny him a chance to vie days after receiving nominations certificate.
Speaking Monday morning, Bahati said the move to deny him the ticket is a blow to many youths in Kenya. He also asked ODM boss Raila Odinga to give youth a chance.
“Give the youths of this country a chance. Give the people of Mathare a chance to elect the leaders they have always wanted,” he said while crying.
“I am asking my beloved president and party leader of Jubilee to intervene and serve me justice,” he added.
Bahati now joins the likes of Jasper Muthomi alias MC Jessy who was also asked by UDA to shelve his ambitions for his rival.