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Bahati Claims He’s So Far Spent KSh 33M on Campaigns

Musician Kevin Kioko alias Bahati has revealed the amount of money that he has spent on campaigns so far.

In an interview with Plug TV, the musician who is contesting for the Mathare parliamentary seat disclosed that he has spent KSh 33 million since campaigns started.

He added that he is intending to spend another KSh 10 million on the election day; noting that there are many things to do with the money.

“So far I have spent like KSh 33 million. I am planning to spend KSh 10 million on election day,” Bahati said.

As earlier reported on GOTTA.news, Bahati claimed that he was offered money to drop his Mathare parliamentary seat bid.

The singer said he was offered KSh 50 million to step down from the race in favour of his opponent.

Bahati also spoke of job offers he has gotten since declaring his bid.

“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 office they will regain the money,” he said.

The singer claimed that the sitting area MP Anthony Oluoch had approached him to opt out of the race further 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,” Bahati said.

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Musician Bahati and Jubilee Party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni PHOTO/COURTESY

The claims followed a heated war of words between Bahati and ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna over the musician’s quest for the parliamentary seat.

The argument started after Sifuna claimed that Bahati had bowed out of the race in favour of incumbent Anthony Oluoch.

However, Bahati fired back claiming that the ODM SG had been paid by Oluoch to spread propaganda about his parliamentary bid.

“You have already been given three million by my losing opponent to lie that I have stepped down and “you” will offer me a job in the Azimio government

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“You want to give me a job as who? Stay away from Mathare politics and focus on your bid or you will lose again like in 2017,” the musician said.

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