Bahati Responds To Being Thrown Out Of Azimio Rally
Bahati revealed that Sifuna was threatened by his presence at the rally
Gospel musician cum politician Kevin Bahati Kioko has accused Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna of being the main reason he was embarrassed in public at an Azimio rally in Nairobi.
Taking to his social media platforms on Tuesday, July 5, Bahati revealed that Sifuna was threatened by his presence at the rally and his motivation to address the crowd, as captured in a video that went viral on social media.
The Mathare parliamentary hopeful noted that it was against the people's rights to prevent him from speaking to them. He wondered why a section of the Azimio leaders present was annoyed by his actions.
"When Sifuna and his losing friend saw the incoming Mathare MP Bahati Kioko has arrived and the crowd was demanding to hear me speak, they decided to end the meeting pre-maturely against the will of the people. But God never sleeps.
"Even if you frustrate me, the people of Mathare have decided that they will vote for its son. But why are all these old people annoyed by a young man?" he posed.
In the video, Sifuna and Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Polycarp Igathe were seen warning Bahati to get out of the limelight.
The duo were gobsmacked as the speaker continued to rally the coalition's supporters to vote for flagbearer Raila Odinga in the upcoming August 9 elections.
Having enough of the Size Yangu hitmaker, the leaders from the Nairobi Azimio faction began harassing him to the point of ordering him out of the makeshift dais mounted on their car, gesturing with their hands.
After exiting the structure, Bahati could be seen roughed up by a group of men before his security detail dressed in reflective jackets printed with the singer's logo intervened.
The development came after Bahati was embroiled in a war of words against Sifuna, which culminated in a mudslinging fest when the latter's wife, rapper Diana Marua, was involved.
This was after Sifuna announced that Azimio had chosen incumbent Mathare MP Anthony Oluoch to defend his seat in the upcoming elections under their ticket.
Singer Bahati addressing the media on June 28, 2022. /YOUTUBE