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Ugandan star kicked out of Nairobi hotel, spends night at parking lot

Fast rising Ugandan rapper Keko was on Tuesday kicked out of a Nairobi hotel and forced to spend the night in a petrol station in Westlands.

Sources claim that the artiste, real name Jocelyne Tracey Keko, who arrived in the country on Monday, trashed her hotel room at Southern Sun Mayfair and the hotel could not take it anymore and ejected her.

A source at the hotel said the rapper did not have anyone to call, and later, a person resembling her was spotted late at night at the Mobil petrol station parking lot.

“She was insulting everyone, she was trashing her room and was just a general nuisance and that is why she was kicked out,” says the source from the hotel.

After the incident, the rapper was taken to hospital where she was sedated and taken back to Uganda.

Keko during a performance at the Big Brother reality show. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS
Keko during a performance at the Big Brother reality show. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS

Keko was in the country for a Coke Studio recording but it is understood she is now off the show.

Her rise to fame began in 2010 with the release of “Fallen Heroes” which she appeared alongside other established Ugandan artists like Don MC,SP and DAVIS and is said to have had the best verse on the song.

Her break through single “How We Do It” took the Ugandan charts and MTV Africa by storm making her an instant household name in East Africa.

The success of the track has even led to an endorsement deal with Pepsi and saw her lead Mountain Dew’s advertising campaign in E. Africa.

On Tuesday, Kampala-based radio station, Juice FM, reported that the rapper had been spotted at Kampala’s Butabika National Referral Hospital for mental health patients but the hospital refused to confirm the rumour.

The station further said Keko had last week exhibited “insanity signs”.