How ‘herpes’ scandal affected DK Kwenye Beat’s music and family
“Five years ago, I was involved in a scandal that brought my music career to a standstill,” said gospel artist DK Kwenye Beat, reflecting on his past.
Along with another gospel artist, he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman and infecting her with Herpes.
“Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It causes herpetic sores, which are painful blisters (fluid-filled bumps) that can break open and ooze fluid.”
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In an interview with Bahati and Diana Marua on their YouTube Channel, the gospel singer opened up about the scandal and its aftermath.
He revealed that he and his wife were expecting a child at the time the scandal broke, and they chose to keep the pregnancy a secret.
“When we found out that my wife was expectant, we decided to tell our mothers only. She told her mum and I told mine. No one else knew,” he said.
“We came up with a schedule where if she wanted to go to the clinic, we would call a cab. We normally took our walks at night. Whenever she got bored, I was the one who drove her to her mother’s place.”
DK Kwenye Beat explained that during the time when he and his wife were keeping their pregnancy a secret, they asked their mothers to do their food shopping and cooking to avoid being seen in public.
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“People only found out we were having a child when she had already been born.
DK also shared that he was dropped as a brand ambassador because of the scandal, but has since found a way to move on and continue with his music career.
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