DP Ruto Hires Gospel Star Bahati to Help With Publicity Ahead of 2022 Race

Deputy President William Ruto has sought services of gospel musician Kevin Bahati to boost his online presence ahead of 2022 presidential race.

Speaking on Thursday, 2nd June, the singer said that he was up to the task and would help Dr Ruto ascend to power in the next General Election.

“I don’t need to say much because my work is known by all of us. Senator Millicent Omanga is a witness of what we did in 2017. I did attend more than 500 rallies and you know the impact I made,” he said.

Bahati praised DP Ruto as a visionary leader with a heart for the young people, who form majority of the Kenyan population.

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The Mama hit maker lauded also lauded the deputy president for supporting the entertainment industry.

“You are doing a great job in supporting us, especially offering musical equipments and systems,” the gospel star said, adding that the government should set aside a kitty for musicians only.


The entertainer was instrumental in the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy.

He appeared in almost all of Jubilee national campaigns whereby his role to have the youth endorse Uhuruto candidature through entertainment.

His big moment was in 2016 during the launch of Jubilee Party at Kasarani Indoor Arena, Nairobi, when he pulled the President from his official chair and sat on it.

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The incident made State House handlers summon him even though the details of what was discussed have never been made public.

Bahati commands a huge online following of at least three million fans across the social media platforms.

Popular brands have used him for visibility and to market their products.

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Robert Mwangi

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