Coast-based singer Brown Mauzo claims Ali Kiba conned him KSh1.53 million. A witness who was arrested then released claims he saw Mauzo pay Kiba the money. The two were to work for a song but Ali Kiba hasn’t been responding to Mauzo and his team according to the Coast singer
A section of Kenyan artists now want Tanzanian singer Ali Kiba arrested for allegedly conning them according to a Tanzanian paper.
Ali Kiba is being accused of conning among other Kenyan artists, Coast-based singer Brown Mauzo KSh1.53 million.
Tanzanian paper Risasi reports that Mauzo and other artists not named paid the singer for a collabo but the singer went missing thereafter.
A witness, Rajabu Salum “Mchafu” allegedly saw Ali Kiba being paid.
“Mauzo and his team agreed to pay Kiba. When they came to Dar es Salaam, we met at Mlimani City,” said Mchafu.“I was Kiba’s witness and Mauzo had his legal team that comprised two lawyers. After a short negotiation, they decided to go to the bank to withdraw KSh465, 000.
“However, before doing the transaction, they deliberated and urged me to persuade Ali Kiba to lower his threshold charge. Initially, Ali Kiba wanted a deposit of KSh1.49 million, inclusive of video shoot expenses, accommodation and meals.”
Mchafu went on to say how they completed the full payment after Ali Kiba tabled a few demands including working with a foreign video director. Mchafu claims that after that Kiba’s team went silent and Ali Kiba stopped returning his calls.
“The following day we met at Producer Aby’s studio where Kiba, Mauzo and his team recorded audio of their new song. Mauzo and team thereafter flew back to Kenya. After a few days, Mauzo and team wanted a copy of their song.
“When it was sent to them, they were not impressed by the recording, saying it did not meet their expectations and standards,” claims Mchafu.“When we investigated, we found out that producer Aby was paid KSh7000 and not KSh46, 000 as Ali Kiba had claimed. When Aby realised Kiba had duped him, he became demoralised and failed to give his best.”
When Mauzo and team saw they wouldn’t get hold of Ali Kiba, they reported Mchafu to authorities and he was arrested since he was one of Kiba’s witnesses to the deal.
Ali Kiba’s team, however, claim that’s propaganda.