Kenyan singer Kevin Bahati, known professionally as Bahati, on Thursday opened up about his lesser-known siblings, including his late brother Kyalo Kioko.
During a candid conversation with his wife, Diana Marua, on her YouTube channel on Thursday July 20, Bahati shared glimpses of their early background and the challenges they faced before the passing of their mother.
Bahati’s emotional account shed light on his late brother’s struggles with diabetes and the regret he felt for not fully appreciating their bond before Kyalo’s passing.
Unfortunately, Bahati’s realization of the importance of bonding with his brother came late.
By the time he started to comprehend the value of love and time spent with loved ones, Kyallo’s health had deteriorated.
“By the time I started bonding with my brother and understanding that life is short and that we all need to be loved, it was so late,” he said.
Kyalo was diagnosed with diabetes and had to undergo surgery. Tragically, Bahati’s brother passed away after a brief hospitalization, leaving him with profound regret and a lesson learned about cherishing precious moments with loved ones.
“The health was bad. and I think I realized after he was admitted to Mbagathi, after alifanyiwa surgery. I went there for like an hour or 45 minutes. Getting home naambiwa mtu amepass,” he said.