Controversies Surrounding Nai Fest- A Youth Murdered, Bridget Responds!

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It has been a few days since Nairobi Fest went down, with artists and attendees expressing their disappointment with the way the event was organized.

Notably the main act, Reekado Banks never made it to the stage for his highly anticipated performance with his team claiming that their end of the deal was never met, however Bridget Achieng’ the events CEO, blamed the government imposed curfews for his failed performance.

However, the event which was on its third edition would be highlighted by cases of theft and violent robbery. NRG radio’s Shaq the Yungin came out a day after the event in a clip condemning his robbers who left him bruised and laying by the side of the road after stealing his possessions including an iPhone.

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Also, a poster of a missing boy started doing rounds after the event. The boy, Stephen Munga would later be found dead at City Mortuary. Friends of the deceased are now demanding justice for Stephen Munga alias Shanty whom they claim was roughed up by the event’s bouncers before being taken to Melchizedek Hospital where he succumbed to the beatings on arrival.

In his honor, they have created an online hashtag- #justiceforshanty to demand that action be taken and those responsible for the young man’s death be held responsible.

Well, the former socialite and the event’s CEO Bridget Achieng’ has taken to her Instagram to respond to claims that her team was responsible for Shanty’s death. According to her, these claims are false and only meant to bring her down. She, however, acknowledged that her team only rescued an injured boy and took him to hospital for treatment. Supporting her claim, she said that the boy was alive when they took him to the said hospital and that the CCTV footage can attest to that.

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Bridget further warned her “haters” against spreading false claims concerning the event as they risk a lawsuit.

Rest in peace Shanty!

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