Popular Kenyan Reggae DJ Kriss Darlin on Sunday knelt before Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga while seeking his support in his quest to become the next Kibra Member of Parliament.
Kriss Darlin, who also doubles up as a TV host, urged the former premier to “hold my hand” during a rally organized by ODM to unveil all candidates interested in flying the party’s ticket ahead of the November 7 by-election.
“I have heard that there are many young men in Parliament fighting Baba (Raila), allow me as their fellow youth to go fight them in there as you wait to fight in 2022,” said the Jamrock host to the veteran politician while on his knees.
“Let them shoot me, if it means that you remain and lead in 2022…I ask that you hold my hand Baba…” he added, to massive cheers from the crowd, as he stood up to shake the hands of Mr. Odinga and other ODM officials present including Secretary General Edwin Sifuna.
The entertainer, who prides himself in being born and bred in Kibra, promised to follow in the footsteps of late area MP Ken Okoth, especially in the field of education.
Speaking exclusively to EDAILY recently, the spin master stated that he was involved in a lot of projects for the youth with Mr. Okoth which he desires to see to completion.
“I hear a lot of women complaining about their businesses daily…I will ensure that some funds are set aside specially for them (to manage these businesses),” he said during the Sunday rally.
“I was born in Makina, and I have moved ahead (in life), without being pushed or supported by anybody. I am the perfect example that Kibra youth can go out there and take Kibra to the world.”
DJ Kriss Darlin is now among 26 other aspirants who will on Saturday August 31, 2019 battle it out for the ODM ticket ahead of the by-election.
The Kibra MP seat fell vacant after MP Ken Okoth succumbed to cancer on July 26, 2019.