A Nairobi family has accused rapper Henry Ohanga, popularly known as Octopizzo over their teenage son’s death on Saturday.
The family of the 19-year-old Kenneth Obom told Daily Nation that they suspect Octopizzo hurt their son on their head during a scuffle at his house earlier last week.
The parents added that complications from the injury might have led to the boy’s death.
Neighbours said that they saw Octopizzo pursuing the boy from his house but stopped after he was told that Abom lived in the estate.
However, the rapper denied the allegations saying that the deceased broke into his house last Thursday.
“No, I did not hit the boy. His father was the first person I talked to after the incident. I did not know why he came in my house. An hour later, we heard that the boy dropped from the fourth floor,” Octopizzo said.
The deceased’s brother Paul Abom said that Kenneth came running to the house, which is on the fourth floor with a cut on the right side of his head and a blood-stained shirt.
“He went straight to the bathroom to clean himself up and the next thing we knew he had jumped through the window to the ground,” said Paul.
“He was rushed to Nairobi Women’s Hospital and then referred to Kenyatta National Hospital where doctors said that he would recover,” Paul said.
His father, Mr Aggrey Abom, said his son seemed to be recovering well on Friday but on Saturday at around 10am, he succumbed to his injuries.
The father denied the rapper’s claims that he had spoken to him.
He suspects that his son might have been hit by a blunt object because he had a cut on the right side of his forehead.
He added that his son, who they said had an interest in music and arts, might have been curious after Octopizzo moved in the neighbourhood recently.
The family said that they are waiting for autopsy scheduled for Monday.