Gospel artist turned politician Eko Dydda is ecstatic after beating his opponent in the Mathare North MCA seat.
Joining the race early this year, he was majorly inspired by the extended periods of being an unhappy citizen from leaders who continuously disappointed their people, and thus wanted to make a difference.
The “Niko Na Reason” hit maker stated that the General Election is a chance for the society to restructure, implying that elected politicians have continued to let the country down.
“Leadership is like a God-given talent. You can’t really hide it. I have always had this burning desire to transform my hood, having lived here for many years.
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“I know what needs to be done and I have a clear plan on how to achieve my objectives,” narrated Dydda.
Speaking in an interview with Standard media in February this year, the father of two however disclosed that he will continue to make music and utilize his talent while serving the people of Mathare North.
“I believe I can do both. I echo God’s word and I would not drop music for anything. I am not joining politics to enrich myself. I want to serve.
“In fact, I will divide my term into quarterly plans and the people will see what I am capable of. I can even use my salary to improve the lives of the residents of Mathare North,” he added.
His announcement was enthusiastically received by his fans, who have always encouraged him, as well as other artists like Holy Dave and Kriss Erroh.
Since dropping his birth name and completely embracing Eko Dydda as his name in 2015, Dydda has been a key advocate for eradicating tribalism.
The singer even gave his two sons, Keepitreal Favour Dydda and Amblessed Wisdom Dydda, names that would not associate them with any ethnic groups.
Dydda joined a group of Kenyan artists, like Bahati, who also went into politics.