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Kenya’s ‘richest musician’ Ringtone kicked out of Karen mansion for unpaid rent of 400k

After bragging online for being the richest artiste in Kenya, Gospel singer Alex Apoko, better known as Ringtone, has been kicked out of a seven-bedroom mansion in Karen that he had been leasing.

According to a termination of lease letter addressed to the singer by lawyers acting on behalf of the property landlord, Ringtone leased the mansion situated on Karen Muiri Gardens on July 01, 2016 at Sh200, 000 per month but has since defaulted rent payment for the last two months.

“Numerous requests by our client through his agent have been made for you to honor our obligations under the agreement in the last several weeks in vain and to date. You have not given any concrete proposals on how you intend to pay the said arrears and regularize the default. You have taken our client in circles and played with his agent a game of musical chairs and your said actions do not auger well with our client,” reads part of the letter from Cliff Oduk Advocates.


“In light of the foregoing and in order to mitigate any further loss to our client, please note that your tenancy has become untenable and the same is hereby terminated with immediate effect as provided for under Clause 8 of the Lease agreement which entitles either party to terminate the Lease agreement,” the letter continues.

The singer has further been given seven days to come up with the amount or face legal action against him.

In August this year Ringtone was on the spot for allegedly grabbing a house in Runda. The house allegedly belonged to a deceased foreigner, but a Kenyan family claimed to have been living in it for the past 35 years.

However, the singer claimed that he had been paying rent and has been living in the house for the past two years.