Bahati confirms plans to venture into politics

This is the seat he will be going for

File image of DP Ruto with Bahati and Jaguar

Award winning gospel musician Kevin Kioko-popularly known as Bahati has confirmed that will venture into politics.

Speaking to K24’s Betty Kyalo, the musician revealed that he will be on the ballot seeking the seat in the 2037 elections.

His journey into politics will however not come any time soon as he confirmed that he will contest for the

He stated that he is driven by the desire to uplift the lives of Kenyans in particular those living in Nairob’s Eastlands area where he grew up.

He asserted that this is in line with his mission to be a voice for the African child and millions of poor people struggling to make a living.

Bahati expressed confidence in clinching the seat, assuring Kyalo that he will one day occupy the highest office in the land.

He however failed to share how he would achieve his dream or if he would go for other seats before eventually going for the top seat in 2037.

In the interview that aired yester night, the musician also gave the audience an insight into his flashy lifestyle, revealing that he charges between Ksh700, 000 to perform for 18 to 25 minutes.

Bahati's involvement in politics and controversies

The singer is not new to politics, having graced several political events and giving performance.

Most notable is the his performance at Kasarani during the launch of Jubilee Party in 2016 when he came under attack after he literally took over the president's seat.

A visibly relaxed Bahati sat next to the first lady as the president took to the dance floor with the public questioning how he was allowed to come so close to the president.

The incident put the president's security detail on the spot light.

Bahati would later reveal that he has been barred from coming close to president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

Bahati made the revelations in Kirinyaga while performing at an event graced by DP Ruto.

"Nowadays I can only wave to you from afar, I was told not to come near you during performances, but still, that’s okay," he disclosed.

Keen not to repeat the same mistake, the presidential security detail have subjected the gospel artiste to strict protocol whenever performing at an event attended by the president and his deputy.

“I’m still excited to sing in your presence and see you getting excited Bwana Deputy President,” he said.

Kenya has seen an increasing number of celebrities and musicians venture into politics.

Among them in Starehe MP Charles Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar, Chris Darling and McDonald Mariga who will be seeking ODM and Jubilee party tickets to contest for the Kibra parliamentary seat.

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