Raised in the slums of Mathare, the renowned singer Kevin Kioko, better known as Bahati, faced numerous challenges during his childhood. Life was anything but easy for him as he struggled to meet his basic needs and navigate through a neighborhood plagued by high crime rates.
During an emotional moment, Bahati shared his experiences and the difficulties he encountered since his mother’s passing in an interview on Diana Marua’s YouTube channel. Diana, overwhelmed by her husband’s heartfelt revelation, expressed her sorrow and wished that both their mothers could have been there to witness and celebrate their success together.
Having lost his mother at a young age, Bahati grew up in the ABC Orphanage located in Mathare slums. The loss of his mother left him feeling as if his world had come crashing down around him. With his father also facing financial hardships, they lived a hand-to-mouth existence, which ultimately led him to seek refuge in a children’s home.
Bahati’s journey is a testament to the resilience and strength he displayed in the face of adversity. Despite the hardships, he rose above his circumstances and became a symbol of hope and inspiration for many.