Gospel singer Bahati Bukuku is alive, contrary to online reports that she had died in a grisly road accident.
Bahati Bukuku says the false reports were crafted to ruin her reputation and consequently reduce her fan base.
“It is only God who knows when I will die. Those people who are publishing the false reports believe that they would ruin my reputation and consequently reduce the number of people who appreciate my work. The devil’s plan won’t succeed,” Bahati Bukuku said on Tuesday in an interview with EA Radio.
Bahati Bukuku says she has reported the matter to the authorities, who have since launched investigations to weed out and charge in court the source of the false death report.
Bahati Bukuku’s popular songs include: Dunia Haina Huruma, Heshima ya Dhahabu, Majaribu among others.
Bahati Bukuku is not the only artiste who was ‘killed’ online recently.
In October 19, 2016 Standardnews.info, a Kenyan blog popular for publishing false reports about the death of prominent people claimed that Ali Kiba died in a road accident along Sigona-Kampala road en route to Tanzania.
eDaily established that Ali Kiba was – at the time – in South Africa for MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA’s) 2016 which was held on October 22.