Initially, he had been asked to step down in favour of incumbent MP Anthony Oluoch on grounds that Mathare would be zoned for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.
Speaking after receiving the certificate, he expressed gratitude to Jubilee party leader Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio-One Kenya flag bearer Raila Odinga for the opportunity.
"I would like to say thank you very much I have my ticket and I'll be on the ballot and I know I'm the next Mathare MP. Thank you Jubilee for the opportunity and my party leader for considering not only Bahati. I promise the seat will definitely go to Azimio," he said.
Bahati pleaded with the President
“I wish to appeal to my President Uhuru Kenyatta and Baba Raila Odinga, please give a youth a chance to contest.
“I know Mathare has been zoned as an ODM zone, but for this one time, please give a youth of this country a chance,” he pleaded.