Another torrent of tears seems like the fate that awaits Singer Bahati after ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna declared Mathare Parliamentary seat, a preserve of the Chungwa party.
Sifuna, who is vying for the Nairobi’s senatorial seat, vouched for the ODM allied incumbent, MP Anthony Aluoch, climing Azimio would be best suited with his candidature while Bahati will be fixed somewhere in government once the Raila Odinga-led team wins the August polls.
“Here in Mathare, it was decided that ODM will fill the candidate supported by Azimio and that is the current MP Anthony Oluoch . For musician Bahati, we will get him a job in the Azimio government,” Sifuna said
“Mathare; President; Raila Odinga Governor; Igathe Senator; Sifuna WR; Passaris MP; Anthony Oluoch,” he tweeted accompanied by photos from a session he had with locals at the Sashi Patel Memorial Hall.
Sifuna’s remarks comes just weeks after Bahati was handed back his Jubilee ticket to vie for the position after unleashing a torrent of tears while entreating Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta to give him a chance to let him the people of Mathare, where he was raised.
“Baada Ya Machozi…. Ni Bahati Tena!!! The Jubilee/Azimio Certificate is Back and Mathare Constituency Can Now Have their Favorite Candidate on the Ballot. It’s Official KEVIN BAHATI KIOKO will be Running as Member of Parliament Mathare Constituency with the JUBILEE/AZIMIO Ticket,” Bahati shared with his fans.
Sifuna’s assertions come weeks after Azimio coalition’s presidential running mate Martha Karua said they will select candidates who will represent the alliance in the forthcoming elections before the end of this month.
This is in order to avoid fragmentation of votes that may give their opponents an upper hand.
The alliance has a total of 26 parties, most of which are fielding candidates in most elective positions.
“As a coalition, we have to get the strongest candidate to ensure we win in most of the positions but candidates should not be afraid, the process will include everybody,” she said, noting that only candidates without competitors in the coalition will be spared.