Chris Kantai’s family appealing for help, mother based in US joins committee 


The late Chris Kantai’s family is appealing for help from Kenyans in offsetting the burial costs as they prepare to bury him on Friday at their home in Kangawa, Ngong.

The rappers’ family released a statement during the weekend asking for support as they organize for the burial. Kenyans can send their contributions through Safaricom’s PayBill number 891300, Account “KANTAI” or join them at Gracia Gardens, Dennis Pritt Road Nairobi in the evening to eulogize him.

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Kantai, who is popular from such songs as “Huu Ni Nani G”, “Issues”, “Put it On” among others, died on Wednesday morning at St Francis Hospital in Kasarani.

The 40-year-old rapper had been hospitalized since Monday suffering from acute peptic ulcers. Before his death, the musician battle depression and alcoholism, a thing that derailed his career.

His mother, who lives in the US, jetted back on Thursday after her son’s death and joined the burial committee.

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Chris Kantai grew up in Ngong but left for the US after high school when he was almost 18 years. He lived there for over half a decade before coming back and launching his music career.  Kantai enjoyed a private life away from the media and is survived by a child.