News broke online Wednesday that Kenyan gospel singer Bahati is in trouble with youth from Mathare after they accused him of using the slum to benefit himself without giving back to the society.
Bahati and his confidante Weezdom were in Mathare on Sunday, September 11 where they had gone to shoot a video of their new song slated for release later this month.
It is reported online that while there, a group of infuriated residents approached Bahati, saying he was using the slum to develop himself whereas Mathare people continued to suffer in abject poverty.
Bahati reportedly lost his phone and shoes while a video camera was also destroyed after the youth crowded around him.
Weezdom has come out to dispel the reports claiming they were not confronted and that Bahati did not lose his phone or shoes in the reported encounter.
“You know Bahati is appreciated and approved by many. So when sections of Mathare youth saw him, they mobbed around him in excitement. It is not true that he lost his possessions. Actually, the shoot went on successfully and our new song will be released later this month. We finished our shoot around 5pm Sunday,” Weezdom told eDaily.
eDaily could not independently verify truth claims of either quotas as Bahati did not report to authorities his alleged harassment.
The singer’s phone is currently switched off.