It’s been weeks of silence from Bahati after his fellow artistes dragged him into a huge scandal. But unlike what we thought, Bahati isn’t leaving the music industry anytime soon.

In fact he is back stronger and more hopeful than ever, with his new song “Itakuwa Sawa”. The song mainly talks about his hardships in life which he has sung with a lot of emotion.bahati song cover

He also made a come back to his social media after three weeks to explain his silence. Such a moving story! Read below.

22 years ago at Pumwani Maternity is where my 1st cry was heard just before joining my People of Mathare Slums where I call home. Growing here I tried a lot hoping someday I’ll make my People proud.Tried football like any other kid from the slums hopin MYSA will open that door siku Moja nipande Ndege. Nlikazana Chuo sana niitwe StareheBoys as every of my Friends wished but hatukutoboa.I have seen Poverty & I know how it feels sleeping on an empty stomach.That’s why I can’t stand to see my people go thru same pain.

Yes I don’t have enough,still young gat a life to build, still struggling to get there but bcoz I know what Poverty means that’s why I still share the little with you my people.For the Past 21days av shed silent tears from a heavy heart not believing what I do for the love of my people is what they use to fight my Calling.

My hard life taught me sharing, giving even when it’s not enough. But hurts to see it getting Twisted every time God sends me to help the people He’s put into my life. Yes I have learned to be quiet,God told me Son be Still and focus on what I called you to do,But am human too.

I chose my silence when I heard Morgan ask me “Daddy Mbona wanasema sisi sio watoto wako???” For a moment I shed a tear in front of my son thinking is it really worth Doing all I do??? I know many of you here are parents kindly tell me this… Is it really worth committing your Lifetime to adopt a child to Seek Sympathy??? Is it really worth paying all this school fees,Medical fee & upkeep because of a name??? Why then Do they go to an extent of using my innocent kids as a way of Bringing me Down??? Only me and my 3 Angels know how we Survive. They are only people who can tell you Bahati struggles his level best to make sure there’s something on the table.

bahati with his son morgan
bahati with his son morgan
bahati out with his three kids: Rose aged 10 years, Morgan and Purity each aged 4 years
bahati out with his three kids: Rose aged 10 years, Morgan and Purity each aged 4 years

For the last year and half I have been running a hospital to help parents with kids facing disability around the slums of Kayole but have I ever said it to anyone??? Have ever screen shot of how much I pay the doctors monthly??? Have i ever asked anyone for sponsorship??? Then why is this happening to me??? At my age I try my best that’s why in pain I just took time off to ask God if this is Worth my pain and He just made me realise this is Just the beginning my work has not yet started. It’s a time that God used to teach me forgiveness reminding me that Greater fights are on my way.Am still here to do what God called me to do,am still here to fight for what I believe in

Speaking Hope to the Ghetto Child… Am still here to speak to the Hearts of my People.Just got Online to see thousands of messages & prayers from you my people & am sorry i could not respond.Also sorry to my daughter in school I could not answer calls at such a time because I have always spoken hope to you but that’s what I didn’t have at this time of pain,Remind Morgan & Purity that I am okay & I love them…Family & Fans this what I have prepared to you during this Hard times.

Indeed he has been through a lot, but like his song says, it will be alright. Best of luck to Bahati.

Watch his music video here!

By: Joan Rangara