Musician turned politician Kevin Kioko alias Bahati Kenya has been declared Jubilee party aspirant for Mathare constituency.
Jubilee party Friday afternoon awarded him nomination certificate weeks after he hit headlines crying for allegedly being denied to represent Mathare.
This was also the effect of zoning of counties as explained by Jubilee Party Director of Elections, Kanini Kega.
“ODM reached out to us asking why we decided to field a candidate in a constituency that was settled on as an ODM stronghold. They stated they already have a candidate for Mathare, incumbent Tom Oluoch, who will be defending his seat, so we had to pull out of the race,” he stated.
Bahati’s tears, however, did not go wasted as the party gave him the ticket.
“I would like to say thank you, i have the ticket and I will be in the ballot through Jubilee ticket and I can promise I will be the next Mathare MP, today I will not cry and I would like to thank my party leader the president for giving me and the youths of this country,” he stated.
Bahati now joins a section of celebrities who have joined politics with some already facing wrangles within the parties.