Bahati still unreachable after losing Mathare election which cost him Ksh43M

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 22 Sep, 2022 16:06 | 2 mins read
Bahati still unreachable after losing Mathare election which cost him Ksh43M
Bahati and his wife Diana Marua. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Bahati has not been reachable since the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Anthony Oluoch as the winner of the Mathare parliamentary election.

Singer Masauti confirmed Bahati is unreachable during an interactive Questions and Answers (Q&A) session with his fans on social media.

Masauti was asked by a fan about when he would do a collabo with Bahati and he said he was trying to reach out to his wife Diana Marua because Bahati had been unreachable since the shock election defeat.

"Collaboration na Bahti lini? (When are you collaborating with Bahati?)" A fan asked Masauti.

To which he replied;

"Namcall Diana manake Bahati simpati toka uchaguzi uishe (I am calling Diana because I can't get to Bahati ever since the election got over)".

Masauti says he has been unable to get to Bahati since his defeat in Mathare. PHOTO/Masauti (@officialmasauti_)/Instagram.

Diana asked about Bahati's silence

Bahati's wife was last week put to the task of explaining her husband’s whereabouts during her surprise baby shower.

She was thrown a surprise baby shower by her fans at Komarock Modern Healthcare Hospital.

Asked where her husband was and why he had been silent ever since he failed to clinch the Mathare constituency seat, Diana said people should be patient hinting that Bahati was about to unleash something big.

“What I’ll say is that you should wait for him cause it’s going to be crazy. Just wait for him!" Diana Marua told YouTubers Mungai Eve and Nicolas Kioko.

Election defeat

Bahati invested heavily in campaigning for the Mathare constituency seat. Speaking in an interview with Tanzanian blogger Millard Ayo just days before the election, he disclosed that he had spent Ksh33 million since beginning his campaign for Mathare Member of Parliament (MP) seat and was prepared to spend Ksh10 million on the election date August 9.

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

Bahati, who vied on a Jubilee party ticket, finished third in a race to become Mathare MP after garnering 8,166 votes against the winner Anthony Oluoch of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party who managed 28,098 votes.

Bilian Ojiwa of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) came second after securing 16,912 votes.

Before IEBC declared the results, Bahati had claimed in a post on social media that he had won the Mathare seat and was only waiting for the electoral body to declare him the winner.

"Three days since voting happened 21 ballot boxes were tampered with. I have been waiting to be declared the winner and to be handed over the official certificate as the Mathare MP-elect," Bahati wrote.

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