SONU Chair Babu Owino reacts to “Bahati ‘unseats’ Uhuru” debate


Student Organisation of Nairobi University (SONU) Chairman Babu Owino has chimed in on the raging debate whether Bahati’s act of sitting on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s seat was improper.

On Saturday, September 10 the President literally stood from his seat at the Jubilee Party official launch in Kasarani and let gospel singer Bahati sit on it as he sang the song Mama to Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Bahati, in a mild moment of excitement, threw his legs up in the air while seated on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s seat, and in another incident, Bahati placed his feet on DP William Ruto’s table.

This rare gesture had many talking on social platforms and the interwebs, with quotas divided whether Bahati’s action connoted disrespect to the Head of State.

Controversial yet influential SONU leader Babu Owino has now weighed in on the matter.

“That was not disrespect. Bahati did not do anything wrong when he sat on the president’s seat. It could be that he planned his performance in such a manner. It could also be that Bahati is ambitious, and he dreams of becoming a president one day. However, it was quite immature and improper of him to put his feet on DP Ruto’s table. There were bottles of water on the table, you can imagine the health consequence(s),” Babu Owino told eDaily.

Jubilee Party on Saturday, September 10 officially merged nearly 11 political parties into one outfit ahead of 2017 General Election.


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