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Singer Bahati declares bid for Mathare MP seat.

Bahati, a Kenyan musician, has joined the expanding list of Kenyan celebrities who have entered politics in the run-up to the August General Election. If his social media updates are to be believed, Bahati will run for the Mathare Parliamentary seat on an Azimio La Umoja platform. “We spoke, we agreed, and now it’s done!” Bahati posted on Instagram, “Raila Amollo Odinga na mtoto wa Mathare.”

Willy Paul, a fellow artist, announced in late December that he would run for the Mathare seat, which is presently held by MP Anthony Oluoch. Bahati will face a number of opponents, including ANC candidate James Ongero Madafu and former administration official Julia Kamwara. The’mtoto wa mama’ singer has now joined the ranks of other local celebrities, including rapper and musician Jackson Ngechu Makini, better known by his stage name CMB Prezzo, who is running for the Kasarani parliamentary seat.
Mwanaisha Chidzuga and DNG, who are running for the Matuga Parliamentary seat and the Kenyatta Golf Course Member Of County Assembly position, respectively, are among the others. He’ll be competing against former radio host Felix Odiwuor, alias Jalang’o, for the Langata Parliamentary seat, trying to topple incumbent MP Nickson Korir, and comedian Mc jesse for the Imenti South parliamentary seat. Gospel singer Smith Mwatia, environmentalist Anita Soina, and Dickson Ngibuini, better known as DNG, are among those competing for parliamentary seats.
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