Sniper, the Kenyan producer behind a number of Hip Hop heavyweight King Kaka’s songs from back in the day, has been announced dead.
Taking to social media, the rapper – real name Kennedy Ombima – said he was informed of the news on Wednesday morning.
According to the Kaka Empire boss, Sniper of G-Ganji Records is behind “over twenty songs” featured in some of his previous albums and mixtapes including ‘Bangaiza’ and ‘Kaza moyo.’
The ‘Kesi’ hitmaker mourned the legendary Hip Hop producer as “a friend” and an individual with “a very infectious personality.”
Sources close to the deceased’s family intimated to EDAILY that the veteran music genius had resumed his studies at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Juja.
Sniper was on Tuesday evening reportedly engaged in a disagreement with a fellow JKUAT student who is alleged to have struck him on the head, presumably, with a blunt object.
He was then rushed to a Thika hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, including internal bleeding.
The student who hit him, leading to his death, has since reportedly been arrested and is being held by police.
Sniper, in a previous interview, said: “I spent my tender age in the ghetto, struggling to survive because I didn’t grow up in a rich family. I remember being sent away from school many times because of lack of school fees. I even remember living in a church when I was 9 years. And at most times I have survived with one meal I day.”
“The life I was raised made me stand up and use my talents in all means to fight for change and I already feel that’s part of Hip Hop.”