Rose Muhando breaks silence over conning fellow musician
Tanzanian gospel singer Rose Muhando has broken her silence in response to swirling rumors that she failed to honor a concert commitment for which she was allegedly paid Sh200,000.
Addressing the allegations on her Instagram account, the Nibebe hitmaker urged those with concerns to use legal channels rather than resorting to social media accusations.
In her post, Muhando acknowledged public figures’ challenges and cautioned against easily believing everything heard about someone.
She highlighted her commitment to ongoing activities in Nairobi and suggested that any claims should be directed through proper legal channels.
Muhando also pointed out that musicians seldom speak publicly about the challenges they face in their services, noting that they, too, experience persecution.
“When you are a public figure, many things will come your way, and you will be accused of many things. Do not easily believe everything you hear about someone.
In short, I am here in Nairobi, continuing with my meetings. If you have any claims, there are legal channels. We, as musicians, have never come out publicly to speak about the challenges we face in our services.
We, too, face persecution, and a significant percentage of us work closely with religious leaders. Therefore, if we are persecuted, it means we are persecuted by these religious leaders, but we do not complain. Now, I would like to stop here for what is ongoing.”
The controversy unfolded on December 4 when gospel singer Ali Mukhwana accused Muhando of deceiving him and conning him out of KSh 200,000.
Mukhwana, one of the organizers of a crusade where Muhando was expected to perform, alleged that Muhando accepted the payment but failed to attend the event.
Mukhwana claimed that they agreed with Muhando for her to be a guest artist at the crusade, and she demanded Sh200,000 as her fee.
However, he later discovered posters featuring Muhando promising to attend five other crusades on the same date.
Upon confronting Muhando, he alleged that she lied, claiming the other posters were fake and that she had only committed to his crusade.
Mukhwana further stated that pastors from other churches confirmed they had paid Muhando, and she had assured them of her attendance.
Expressing disappointment in Muhando, Mukhwana warned others against inviting her to their events, asserting that she was dishonest.
On the day of the scheduled crusade, Muhando reportedly did not show up, citing illness when questioned about her absence.