President William Ruto’s ruling party – The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) – has welcomed a number of musicians including Bahati and KRG The Don.
UDA Sec-Gen Cleophas Malala on Wednesday hosted the meeting that was attended by among others Diana Marua, Roy Smith Mwatia alias Rufftone, Sammy Boy, Mash Mwana, DK Kwenye Beat and MC Jessy, who said he was delighted to be back home after falling out with the party during the election period.
Bahati on his part described himself as the prodigal son saying he was glad to be back home after he ran unsuccessfully for the Mathare MP seat on a Jubilee ticket.
“I have not spoken since election day and the truth is I cried a lot on the other side. I remember being told to step down for someone else…some told me I would be given a job after the elections,” the singer said.
“I am happy because UDA believes in nurturing the talent of the youth. I know in 2027 UDA will have an MP in Mathare. I wish to thank President William Ruto because he believed in me. I have learnt my lessons and I am happy to be back home as the prodigal son,” added Bahati.
Rufftone lauded Bahati for decamping to UDA saying he often sympathized with him while he was in Jubilee Party.
“UDA is the right party for young people. I used to sympathise a lot with Bahati as he was being taken in circles. In UDA he is safe and we will also push for local content to get more airplay,” he said.
Rufftone also announced that the party was officially welcoming artistes to compose the UDA anthem, with the winner set to walk away with Sh2 million.
Cleophas Malala assured the artistes present during the function that UDA would champion the rights of artistes and believes in nurturing the youth.
“There is no discrimination in UDA. Every hustle matters and I assure you that you are safe here. UDA has its doors open to Kenyan youths from all walks of life, and pledges to walk the talk on matters youth empowerment in the country.”
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