Police have launched a manhunt after a musician was attacked at a hotel in Bungoma for declaring his support for Deputy President William Ruto.
The artiste, David Zakari was reportedly assaulted by a reveler at Satellite Hotel in Webuye Town after singing the DP's praises over the weekend.
"He took a beer bottle and hit me on the head twice. I bled profusely before friends took me to Webuye Sub County Hospital, where I was treated," he narrated.Bungoma-based musician David Zakari in 2016.YouTube
Bungoma East Police boss Valarian Obore confirmed that incident stating that they were searching for the man who had been identified.
On his part, Bungoma Musicians Association Chairman Kasembeli Watila condemned the incident and called on the police to speed up investigations and arrest the suspect.
Zakari, came to the limelight in 2016, when DP William Ruto bought him a car after impressing him at an event he attended.
The elated man at first noted that he was uncertain if the promise would be fulfilled. A year later, the vehicle was delivered by Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama at the Masinde Muliro Gardens.
“I am thankful to the Deputy President for what he has done for me. May the Lord bless him and give him a heart to help more disabled people who have talent,” he proclaimed.
Months later, he would appeal to the DP to return the gift and modify it to be disabled-friendly.
He stated that he was expensive on his end as he had to hire drivers to take him around in the vehicle.
"I am humbly appealing to the DP to modify this car so that I can drive myself and even work part time as a taxi driver here in Webuye Town," Zakari stated at the time.
The 35-year-old artiste is locally known for his hits songs My Dear and Tindikiti, which he normally performs at funerals, school functions and other ceremonies.
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