By Kamadi Amata
Mathare Parliamentary seat hopeful and musician, Kelvin Kioko, also known as Bahati now appears to have ran out of luck after the Azimio One Kenya Coalition settled on Anthony Aluoch to fly their flag in Mathare.
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, during a joint delegates meeting of ODM and Jubilee on Monday, said that its candidate Aluoch is preferred to run for the seat and Bahati, who was seeking the seat under a Jubilee ticket will step aside.
“Our colleagues from Jubilee will be presenting their candidates from eight constituencies and those from ODM will present some from eight constituencies,” said Sifuna.
“Zoning was done perfectly even here in Mathare we have agreed that its 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.”
The latest comes after the Azimio Coalition Council Meeting chaired by MP Junet Mohamed set up a committee on Friday to harmonize and rationalise the candidates in areas where multiple candidates are likely to cost the coalition party seats.
However any decision on weak candidates who step down for the strong ones must not hurt the presidential votes. The committee will present its report to the coalition council tomorrow.