Bahati Attacked By Goons After Turning Down Raila's Offer [VIDEO]

He was grateful to God for protecting him during his hardest times

Bahati Attacked By Goons After Turning Down Raila's Offer [VIDEO]
Bahati cries during a press conference on April 25, 2022 after being told to step down from the Mathare parliamentary race. /YOUTUBE

Gospel musician Kevin Kioko, popularly known as Bahati, has accused his opponents of sending goons to attack him after he attended a rally in Mathare on Sunday, July 17.

In a video shared on his social media pages on Monday, July 18, the Size Yangu hitmaker claimed that his life was in danger following the incident which saw his Jubilee party shirt torn by the collar that night.

Bahati went on to allege that some unknown individuals were on his case after he refused a job offer in the Azimio la Umoja coalition government by presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, in exchange for relinquishing his Mathare parliamentary candidature in favour of incumbent MP Anthony Oluoch of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.

Side by side image of Bahati and Raila Odinga. /VIRALTEAKE

"It started with getting a lot of challenges and fights of course from my opponent who wanted them to take away my ticket which I was given, the other side they brought propaganda that I had stepped down which I refused.

"They wanted me to be given a government appointment which I also refused and today because I have to be brave and I have to do what it takes because I am fighting for the people of Mathare I have to repeat this again, I had a job and I have a job as a musician," he said.

He was grateful to God for protecting him during his hardest times, among the rare occasions he has gone through such in his political career.

"Today has been one of the hardest days in my campaign life and the hardest day in my political career.

"You know I have gone through a lot over the last couple of days and God is good. God is faithful we are here," he revealed.

He further opined that his bid has been treated as a threat to his opponents keen on stopping it, noting that he was the right person to attend to the needs of the residents of the constituency.

Bahati further urged his supporters to keep supporting him during the August 9 general elections, promising changes if elected.

"If someone fears me that much to an extent of sending people and threatening my life, clearly he knows that I will help the people of Mathare. I urge my Mathare people even if they keep fighting me not to give up, 9th August our lives will never be the same again. Let's bring change and let's vote for one of our own," he noted.

In a series of rallies in Nairobi County on Sunday, July 17, the Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate advised Bahati to step aside and support the election of Oluoch to the Mathare seat.

"Here in Mathare, as Baba I know I have two children in the same race. Do you want me to advise you as Baba? This is what I want...I have Oluoch and Bahati, this is what I decide… I will hold Bahati’s hand,” he said.

However, Bahati seemed annoyed by the announcement and insisted that he would vie for the seat in the polls.

"Cleared by IEBC and my party Jubilee... Blessed by God and Mathare people who have decided that the next MP is Bahati Kioko. I, Bahati Kioko, will be on the ballot this August 9," he wrote.

Bahati has been fighting with ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna for the past month which began when Sifuna claimed that the musician cum politician had dropped out of the race, which Bahati denied. He blamed Sifuna for being the main reason he was embarrassed in public at an Azimio rally in Nairobi.

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