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Bahati makes first public appearance after losing Mathare parliamentary seat

Kenyan artiste Kevin Kioko aka Bahati made his first public appearance after losing the Mathare parliamentary seat.

The singer hit the stage on Saturday during a performance in Nakuru and is seen in a video mingling freely with his fans, who he thanked for coming out in large numbers to support him.

At one point the singer pleaded with the security to let his fans join him on stage.

“Please don’t make it so hard for my fans. Let them come on stage and mingle with me,” he is heard saying.

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The singer, who ran on a Jubilee Party ticket, lost the Mathare parliamentary seat to the incumbent Anthony Oluoch of ODM.

Mr Oluoch emerged victorious with 28,098 votes while Bahati finished third with 8,166 votes. Bahati is yet to speak publicly about the outcome of the election. He has also not spoken about his political future.

Bahati faced numerous hurdles in his political bid after Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition initially settled on Mr Oluoch. He was later allowed to contest the seat after making a passionate appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga.