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Ringtone: I’ve spent 500k on medication, repair my car

Musician Alex Apoko, commonly known as Ringtone, says he’s spent close to half a million shillings to treat injuries and repair his car following last week’s altercation with blogger Robert Alai.

Ringtone also insists the incident is not a publicity stunt as some of his critics have claimed.

“I am still in pain,” he told Nairobi News.

“I have been experiencing severe headaches, my jaw hurts, my arms hurt, and I’m constantly dizzy.”

Since the incident which was captured on video, Ringtone has released videos on social media seen showing his body wrapped with multiple bandages on his face, head, and arm.

The Natufata bibi hitmaker’s track record of clout chasing and publicity stunts have made Kenyans on Twitter suspicious about the legitimacy of his injuries, as well as the incident entirely; with some people claiming that it could be a stunt to promote an upcoming song by the artist, as he’s done so before.

But he remains adamant.

“There is no way I could have faked the blood dripping from my face. The injuries I sustained from Alai hitting me are real, and the 500k worth of damages made to my property is also very real.”

Police have confirmed to Nairobi News that Alai was set to be charged with assault and malicious destruction of property after he reportedly smashed the windows of Ringtone’s Range Rover and also repeatedly hit him.

Alai, a controversial blogger, and aspiring politician, has challenged the musician to a court battle.