Popular rapper Octopizzo is facing accusations from a Nairobi family that he had a hand in the death of their teenage son.
The family of 19-year-old Kenneth Abom, a student at Strathmore University, suspect the “TBT” rapper injured their son on the head during a commotion at his house and complications from the injury may have led to the boy’s death.
According to Nairobi News, Octopizzo was seen by his neighbors pursuing the boy from his house in Woodley Estate where the rapper recently moved to but he was stopped because Kenneth was a resident there. According to the deceased’s brother Paul Abom, Kenneth came running to the house which is on the fourth floor with a cut on the right side of his head and a blood-stained shirt.
“He went straight to the bathroom to clean himself up and the next thing we knew he had jumped through the window to the ground. He was then rushed to Nairobi Women’s Hospital and referred to Kenyatta National Hospital where doctors promised that he would recover,” Paul said.
His father Aggrey Abom said his son seemed to be recovering well on Friday but on Saturday at around 10 am, he succumbed to his injuries. Abom suspects that his son might have been hit by a blunt object because he had a cut on the right side of his forehead. He added that his son, who they said had an interest in music and arts, might have been curious after Octopizzo moved in the neighborhood recently.
Now according to KTN who spoke to the rapper on phone, Octoppizzo said; “No, I did not hit the boy. His father was the first person I talked to after the incident. I did not know why he came to my house. An hour later, we heard that the boy dropped from the fourth floor,” Octopizzo said.
His father denied that the rapper had spoken to him and said that he was rude to everyone in the neighborhood.
The family is yet to report the incident to the police said that they are waiting for the autopsy which will be conducted on Monday before taking the next step.