An Uber driver has accused Gospel singer Ringtone of violence, saying the Tenda Wema singer and a group of guards attacked him and threatened to slash him with a panga on Saturday.
Speaking exclusively to eDaily, the driver, identified as Dan Kibogo, says the scary ordeal started when he got a taxi request near Jevanjee Gardens, Nairobi city center.
Upon arrival at the pickup point, he found that five clients wanted to be ferried to Runda estate. Because they could not all fit in his vehicle, they hailed a second taxi.
He ferried the passengers to Runda police station. They requested him to wait for them, so he parked the car outside for nearly two hours.
“I was waiting in the car before they came back and told me to drive them to a nearby residence,” he recalled.
Kibogo took the guests to their destination – an upscale apartment building in the exclusive suburb, and that is where things took a turn for the dramatic.
The driver claims that soon after his clients alighted, the singer, in the company of uniformed security guards charged at him.
“They started throwing stones at my cab. They said that they will get a machete and slash me,” he said, adding: “I immediately sped off and took to Runda police station to report.”
When eDaily reached out to Ringtone for comment, he said the driver was hired by thugs who had visited his Runda apartment to steal from him.
“I was called by a neighbor that there were people who were cutting my fence,” he said. “So I mobilized security guards to come to my rescue.”
The singer added that the culprits thought he was not at home.
He has since recorded a statement at Runda police station.
eDaily attempts to reach out to officer on the matter did not bear fruit.