Burial date for Rapper Chris Kantai set, cause of his death revealed

Rest in Peace Legend

Chris Kantai with Khaligraph Jones

Kenyan Rapper Chris Kantai will be laid to rest on Friday at their home in Kangawa, Ngong.

According to his family, Kantai’s death was caused by acute peptic ulcers, after spending two days at the St Francis Hospital in Kasarani. Earlier on, it had been reported that Kantai developed breathing complications leading to his admission at the hospital.

For the records- “Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. The most common causes of peptic ulcers are infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and long-term use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs”.

Kantai’s mother landed in the country on Thursday last week from the US where she stays, to be part of the burial arrangements.

Chris Kantai, who was famed for songs such as ‘Issues, ‘Huu ni nani G’ and ‘Ting Badi Malo’ a collabo with Khaligraph Jones passed on, on Wednesday last week.

Kantai enjoyed a private life away from the media and is survived by a child.

Before his death, Kantai was battling alcoholism but in 2016 he made a comeback in the music industry with “Ting Badi Malo” featuring Khaligraph Jones.

Rapper Khaligraph Jones expressed displeasure in the way media handled Kantai’s comeback to the music industry hours after his death.

Papa Jones called on the media to stop waiting for artistes to die and start talking about how they inspired many people while they were still alive.

"This is 3 years ago when I did a song with the Late Kris Kantai but instead of the media motivating during his comeback, they only talked about how miserable he was cause of alcoholism even after he was done with rehab and was fully reformed,” read part of the post. Let’s Stop waiting for our pioneers to die so that we can talk about how they are legends and inspired us while they were alive, I know some Artists who paved the way for us who are undergoing through depression right now, Lets help them now, Rest in Peace Kantai #RESPECTTHEOGS,” said Khalighraph.

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