Imagine being shot hours after your mother forced you to let her pray for you? That is exactly what happened to Kenyan rapper Prezzo.
Speaking during an interview with the Play House, Prezzo described how a day that was meant for celebration almost turned tragic.
Prezzo had driven to his mother’s place, gifted her some beautiful flower vases, before asking to leave.
Like most African mums Prezzo’s mum was adamant and insisted on praying for him.
Prezzo was in a hurry but he just gave in.
Soon as they left his mom’s home, barely meters away, their car got hit from the back before they could realize these are thugs.
‘I CAME OUT FUMING, THE DRIVER PULLED OUT AND HE SAID ´SORRY´. KUMBE THEY WERE THUGS, KIDOGO KIDOGO FOUR GUYS COME OUT WITH STRAPS AND TIE US TO THE BACK OF OUR CAR.’
It felt disappointing for him to have planned his life so well for the last 5 years and just as he was about to marry, he gets carjacked.
THEY BEAT ME UP WITH THE GUN AS I WAS SHIELDING MY GUY WHO WAS LIKE MY YOUNGER BROTHER. THAT TIME I WAS IN COBRA SQUAD AND THE THUGS MOCKED ME FOR THAT.
They walked away with at least Ksh 3.5 million worth in jewellery but before they left, one of them looked back and fired to Prezzo´s head, leaving him for dead.
‘THEY SHOT ME AND MY SCALP WAS OPEN AND THAT IS WHEN THE RING LEADER REALIZED THAT THEY HAD DONE A MISTAKE.
BLOOD WAS GETTING INTO MY EYES AND I WAS ASKING GOD TO LET ME LIVE FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY MUM.
I WAS ALSO HAVING TROUBLE SEEING AS BLOOD WAS GETTING TO MY EYES.
ON REALIZING THEY HAD MESSED UP THE RING LEADER TOLD ME ‘PREZZO UNAONA ILE TAA PALE TUTAWACHA GARI YAKO HAPO AND USIJARIBU KUTUFUATA, UTAJUA HUJUI.
I JUST WANTED TO GET TO A HOSPITAL.’
He later got a taxi to Nairobi Hospital where he was stitched up.