Police in Nairobi are detaining blogger Robert Alai over assault allegations.
Alai was arrested on Friday afternoon and booked at Kilimani Police Station for allegedly attacking gospel singer Ringtone Apoko.
The two were involved in road rage after Alai reportedly hit Ringtone’s car at a roundabout on Loitoktok Road. The confrontation between the two who accused each other of obstruction spread to Dennis Pritt and Likoni Roads where Alai is said to have assaulted the musician with a wooden baton.
A video shared on social media showed Alai’s car blocking Ringtone’s vehicle, with the ‘Kesho Yako’ hit-maker protesting vigorously.
Ringtone is seen picketing from the top of Range Rover before crossing to Alai’s car and demanding an explanation.
“Amenigonga, amenizuia kwa roundabout…Kwanini unanipiga,” Ringtone laments.
Alai is seen coming out of his car carrying a wooden club and threatening to beat up the singer.
A second video shows Ringtone with blood on the side of his face and scratches on his neck. He is reported to have gone to the hospital after the incident.