On Monday June 27, the ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna revealed that the ongoing zoning with the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition had settled on the incumbent Anthony Aluoch to defend his Mathare constituency seat at the expense of the Singer Bahati.
The revelation by Sifuna attracted protest from the renown gospel musician who accused the ODM secretary-general of receiving a 3 million bribe to mislead his supporters.
In his response, Sifuna indirectly mocked the singer saying he will instead take the apology from Bahati’s wife, Diana.
Sentiments by the Nairobi senatorial aspirant upset Bahati whose real name is Kelvin Kioko, who took to social media Monday, June 27, telling Sifuna to stop mentioning his wife’s’ name.
The ‘Barua’ hitmaker broke the gospel virtues by using ungodly term while expressing his strong feeling against Sifuna.
“F*ck you Sifuna. Keep your mouth away from mentioning my wife in your cheap politics. Have some respect for women.” Bahati said in a Twitter post.
Initially, the ODM secretary-general had suggested that he will personally take an apology from the singer’s wife over his allegation that he had taken a bride to spread propaganda on Bahati’s candidature.
“Ahsante sana wana Jubilee party Nairobi for resolving the Mathare question for us. We now have a candidate. Hio kijana ya kulia nitachukua apology yake kwa Diana personally.” Sifuna said.
Loosely translated to, “Thank you Jubilee Party Nairobi branch for resolving Mathare’s question for us. We now have a candidate. That child is fond of crying I will take his apology from Diana personally”
The exchange of words between the two comes after the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party through a survey indicated that Bahati was the less popular candidate compared to the incumbent area MP.
“Zoning was done perfectly even here in Mathare we have agreed that it’s an ODM zone. We only have one candidate in Mathare and that is Anthony Oluoch, this young man called Bahati is my younger brother and we will talk. I will make sure that we find him another position within the Azimio government,” Edwin Sifuna said.