On Thursday, January 12, 2023, gospel artist Holy Dave, whose real name is David Musyoki Kimanthi, made a court appearance to face charges of assault.
The former TV presenter and popular gospel artist is accused of hitting a businessman with a Konyagi bottle at Club Gemini Nairobi on October 1, 2022.
Altercation at Gemini Club
Reports state that trouble began when a friend of the businessman, Keem David, was blocked by a bouncer from joining him at his table in the VIP section. Keem attempted to intervene by informing the bouncer that his friend was coming to their table, but Holy Dave allegedly emerged from another table, shouted at him and asked why he was protecting his friend from the bouncer. The report states that Holy Dave then hit Keem on the left side of his face with an empty Konyagi bottle.
CCTV Footage and Police Investigation
CCTV footage of the incident was retrieved by the police for an in-depth investigation. The matter was reported and Holy Dave was summoned and placed in police custody before being freed on cash bail. He was charged and arraigned in court on October 24, 2022, where he pleaded not guilty. Holy Dave also reported to the police that he injured his right finger in the altercation.
Potential Consequences and Upcoming Court Dates
If convicted, Holy Dave, could face a five-year jail term. The prosecution intends to call five witnesses in the case. The matter will be mentioned on January 23, 2023, for further directions.
Fans of Holy Dave have expressed shock and disappointment at the allegations against the popular gospel artist. The case is still ongoing and it remains to be seen how it will unfold. It’s important to note that Holy Dave has denied the charges, and is considered innocent until proven guilty.
In addition to his successful career as a gospel artist, Holy Dave is also a prominent food blogger on Instagram, where he shares sizzling recipes that wow fans. He has amassed a large following due to his unique blend of traditional and contemporary recipes that cater to a wide range of palates.
His love of food and cooking is evident in his posts, which feature mouth-watering dishes that are sure to inspire his followers to get creative in the kitchen. Despite the current legal proceedings, fans are still following his food blogging and enjoying his Mautamu recipes