Jirongo accused of abandoning musician who fell ill while performing for him
Presidential candidate Cyrus Jirongo is on the spot for reportedly abandoning a musician who collapsed while entertaining guests at his political function.
The said musician, Emmanuel Musindi, is currently detained at the Nairobi Hospital which is demanding close to Sh1.5 million in medical bills arrears.
The United Democratic Party leader is said to have invited Mr Musindi for a function in Westlands, where the musician’s medical condition deteriorated.
Meanwhile, a funds drive in aid of Musindi, who is known for the Luhya hit Sena Lwanyi, only realized Sh600,000.
Another event meant for the same course will be held on Saturday night at the famed BoraBora bar in Kawangware.
“We expected Jirongo to be of much help, atleast he has the capacity to mobilise resources and help the old man who is not only a famed singer, but also his tribe mate, who has severally performed for him,” a relative of the musician told Nairobi News
At the same time, nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi is the latest high profile politician who has come forth to assist Musindi.
Ms Elachi, who will contest for the Dagoretti North Constituency parliamentary seat in the August 8 general elections on a Jubilee Party ticket, contributed Sh100,000 when she visited the ailing musician in hospital.
The senator further promised to reach out to Deputy President William Ruto and Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko for more assistance.