Musician Bahati, Weezdom sues Peter Blessing over Sh 2 Million EMB label fraud at Milimani Court

 

Weezdom, Bahati and Peter Blessing in Court

The analysis case on Peter Mwanyalo who is involved with defrauding Ex-Gospel artist Kevin Kioko of Sh2 million started on Tuesday at Milimani court.


Kevin Kioko popularly known as Bahati is the key witness testifying against Peter Blessing aka Peter Mwanyalo who is implicated of duping him of Sh2million by false pretences after he fled the EMB record label.


EMB boss Bahati told senior principal magistrate Benard Ochoi that Blessing bowed in front of his car asking him to help him promote his music career in July last year.

He added that Peter had been attempting to see him for over eight months without much success.


"My workers told me that there was a young man who had been coming to my office for the last eight months to see me,” he attested.


Bahati was being led by State Counsel James Gachoka, described how a hopeless Blessing went down on his knees at his office Membley Estate in Ruiru.


He challenged Mwanyalo of signing a contract in 2019 to be nourished musically by EMB records and agreed to have all returns go to EMB records Studios, a promise he purportedly did not honour.


"He knelt In front of my car and asked me to help me boost his music career. He told me he could sing and asked for my support. After which I would recoup my investments from his performances and music sales," he claimed.


The court learned that Bahati used to pay Peter Blessing rent of Sh4,000, buy his clothes and food.


"I used to pay his rent, bought his clothes and even the food that he ate, I paid for it,” he said.


He added that after he took him on his EMB record label, Blessing took off and began attending shows without his awareness.


"He has been earning through performances and getting other benefits from the music we recorded for him without our knowledge, this has caused us losses because we are yet to gain our expenditures on him," said Bahati.


Lawrence Munyao alias Weezdom, Bahati's manager testified that EMB studios records used the Sh2,039,000 on Blessing hoping it would be obtained when he becomes his brand but he left unceremoniously.


Munyao added that they only learnt on blogs and from the media of the Blessing's declaration that he left EMB and was now an independent.


Peter Blessing was charged that between July 4, 2019, and January 5, 2020, at EMB records Studios in Nairobi county, with intent to defraud obtained Sh2,039,00 from Kevin Kioko aka Bahati by falsely pretending he was able to produce music videos with the said EMB records, a fact he knew to be false.


The case was dismissed until February 24, 2021

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