Monthly Archives: October 2016
Brenda Chepkoech, who claims American artiste Chris Brown broke her phone at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa on October 8, 2016, being interviewed by Nation reporters. American R&B star Chris Brown broke a fan’s mobile phone when she tried to take a selfie with the singer on his arrival at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa, on Saturday
Speaking to the Nation , the fan, who said she was “deeply disappointed by the artiste’s action,” wondered why Brown, a renowned singer, grabbed her phone and threw it away, landing on the floor.
“I was with my friends and was trying to take a selfie when he grabbed the phone from the back. I was shocked.
“I have a ticket for the show but I won’t attend it. Brown should know that we like his songs but he has to respect his fans,” she said.
“I bought my iPhone 6 last month at Sh90,000 and seeing it being tossed off like a mulika mwizi (a cheap feature phone) was bad.
“Although it is only the screen protector and back cover that broke, I cannot imagine how I would have felt had it been damaged,” added the fan, who said she did not want her name mentioned.
Mr Brown had just landed in Mombasa for his much anticipated show tonight.
A ticket to the show is going for Sh5,000 per person.
The “Loyal” hit singer touched down at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa at around 11.30am.
He arrived in his private jet.
He was escorted to the English Point Marina under heavy security, with both personal and local bodyguards.
His Nigerian counterpart Wizkid was also booked in at the same classic hotel Friday night when he arrived .
Chris Brown widely known as “Breezy” will also share the stage with Tanzanian Bongo flava star Ali Kiba and Ugandan rapper Navio.
She suspects he could have lost his way at or near Eastleigh.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian returned to New York “badly shaken” on Monday after being robbed at gunpoint in her Paris residence by masked men who stole some $10 million worth of jewelry from her.
Kardashian, wearing sunglasses and with her head bowed, was pictured entering her Manhattan apartment with her rapper husband Kanye West. She had left Paris by private jet hours after robbers tied her up in the bathroom and put a gun to her head.
Kardashian, who her publicist said was “badly shaken but physically unharmed,” said nothing to waiting media upon her arrival.
“What happened is very unfortunate and those responsible must be severely punished,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told TV5 Monde. “We are fully mobilized to ensure the safety of the French people, as well as all those who visit France, and in particular tourists.”
A Paris police source earlier told Reuters that five attackers, wearing ski masks and clothes with police markings, struck around 3 a.m. (0100 GMT) inside the exclusive apartment block where Kardashian, 35, was staying while attending Paris Fashion Week.
Two of the men entered Kardashian’s apartment after threatening the night guard with a hand gun. Kardashian, who has two young children with husband-rapper Kanye West, was not beaten but the robbers put a handgun against her temple before tying her up, the source said. iTELE television said she had been tied up with packing tape.
E! News, whose U.S. network broadcasts the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” television show, on Monday quoted a source close to Kardashian as saying she feared for her life.
“She begged for them to let her live and (said) she has babies at home… She thought they were for sure going to kill her,” the unidentified source told E! News.
The robbers stole a box containing jewels worth 5 million to 6 million euros ($5.6 million to $6.7 million) and a ring worth about 4 million euros ($4.5 million), the Paris police source said.
As news of the robbery spread, West abruptly ended a performance in New York less than an hour into his set on Sunday night.
SOCIAL MEDIA DIVIDED
The Paris apartment block is a discreet building behind the city’s Madeleine church, with several secret entrances, often frequented by movie and music stars who pay up to 15,000 euros ($16,800) a night.
The source said the attackers fled on bicycles. Police found the night guard in the staircase, his hand and feet bound.
Kardashian was in Paris with her mother, Kris Jenner, and sisters Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian to attend the fashion week. The rest of the family stayed in a hotel.
The robbery set social media ablaze with some users making fun of the latest headline-grabbing event in the life of a TV star who documents her life continually on screen and on social media.