Kelvin Kioko aka Bahati, a well-known Kenyan artist, has revealed his deep affection for his adopted son Morgan Bahati.
The musician hailed the 13-year-old boy as a remarkable child in a recent interview with comedian Chipukeezy on the Chipukeezy Show.
He revealed that he favours Morgan so much that he pays his school fees before he even pays for his other children. “Before I pay my other children’s tuition, I always pay Morgan,” he said.
He added, “I live with him. You know many people on the internet have started following us after Diana. This is a child I have had even before I got married. In fact, many women rejected me because of this child because no one was staying with a child that was not theirs.”
The former gospel singer also used the opportunity to plead with netizens and bloggers to be humane when writing stories involving his son.
He revealed that Morgan has a very sad story and therefore asked Kenyans to avoid attacking him when they attack his family.
“I have no problem with anyone attacking my family, my children. But don’t attack my first child, Morgan. I took this boy during a very difficult season of my life.
This is a child I got from a children’s home. “He has a very difficult story that I don’t like to repeat. I took him from the children’s home I was in Mathare. Before he was even brought to the Children’s Home, he had a very sad story.
Therefore, even if you guys are writing to get likes and views, let’s have a heart. These are special children,” he said.
Late last month, Bahati wrote a long letter to Morgan, just days after the cyber attacks. In the letter, he assured Morgan that he was his father despite all the negative things said on social media.
Proving his commitment and love for the boy, Bahati took the opportunity to speak about the long journey they have walked together since he took him from the orphanage about ten years ago.
Bahati also assured his son of his great love for him and promised to support him to achieve all his dreams.