Musician Kevin Kioko alias Bahati on Wednesday revealed that he was offered Ksh. 50 million to withdraw from the Mathare MP race.
Speaking to Willy M’tuva on Mambo Mseto, said that his opponents have been trying to convince him to step down from the Mathare race.
“They know that when they get to the office they will regain the money,
“I was told I will be given a job. But I am not looking for a job, I am earning a living from my music,”
People have come with offers they want to pay me to step down. They have offered me millions, up to Ksh.50 million. They know that when they get to the office they will regain the money,” Bahati said.
Bahati named his worthy opponent Anthony Oluoch as one of the people who had approached him asking for his support.
“He told me to do a campaign song for him and support him. They want to use a person from Mathare to get to the people, he added.
The first time politicians said that it was hard to find a true friend in politics.
“I miss genuine friends, in politics, you seat with a friend who says what they do not mean. Most politicians are not genuine,” Bahati said.
His statement comes barely a day after the Azimio Coalition through ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna announced that Anthony Oluoch was their preferred candidate to contest for the Mathare MP seat.
Sifuna said that he will talk to Bahati to step down and be considered for an appointment in the Azimio government.