King Kaka’ s ‘Wajinga Nyinyi’ has taken Kenya by storm but what if it is just all about clout chasing?
The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has denied summoning claims by Kenyan rapper King Kaka whose real names are Kennedy Ombima.
The ‘Dundaing’ hitmaker notified his fans and followers of the latest twist to the Wajinga Nyinyi controversy via his social media pages on Tuesday morning. “I have just been summoned by The CID,” posted King Kaka.
Activist Boniface Mwangi also has revealed that King Kaka had informed him that he was due to appear at the DCI on Tuesday at noon.
A video showing the rapper accompanied by Mr Mwangi and his entourage arriving at the DCI headquarters along Kiambu road is doing the rounds on social media.
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) December 17, 2019
However, this afternoon the Director of Criminal Investigations through its official Twitter handle said that the summon claims by the artist are completely false and warned against using the platform to seek media attention.
We wish to condemn strongly false information being peddled through social media to the effect that one Kennedy Ombima @RabbitTheKing has been summoned. Nobody from @DCI_Kenya has summoned him| @bonifacemwangi |@citizentvkenya https://t.co/aeEZ7JQEZS
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) December 17, 2019
Shortly after DCI’s denial message the 32-year-old again took to his social media platforms to reveal a Mr. Onyancha had contacted him via phone to summon him and asked the investigations arm to investigate the matter as the said person had threatened him.
@DCI_Kenya The Number that called us claiming to be CID is +254 746 541 000 , and threatened us saying they know our whereabouts, ‘it’s either you come to us or we come for you because where you live’ . Officer Onyancha and said Room 304. Please investigate.
— KING KAKA (@RabbitTheKing) December 17, 2019
Since the release of his controversial new hit ‘Wajinga Nyinyi’ which has garnered over a million views on YouTube, King Kaka has been trending on social media due to the song’s hard-hitting message. He has also been allegedly sued by Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru for defamation as reported by The Sauce.
Kenyans on Twitter shared words of encouragement directed to the rapper with the hashtag #IStandWithKingKaka including some of them offering to take him to the DCI as a show of solidarity.