The Ugandan artist says he lost his phone and cash shortly after arriving in Nairobi

  • When Payitone Kash packed his bags and left Uganda, he had high hopes of making it big in Nairobi
  • However, things took a wrong turn when he lost all his money and phone, forcing him to sleep on the street
  • The proud father of a recently released song Weiwe shared how he overcame the tough life on the streets

A Ugandan artist living in Kenya has shared the hardships he went through after arriving in Kenya.

Payitone Kash learned a hard lesson about Nairobi shortly after arriving in Kenya. Photos: Payitone Kash.
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Payitone Kash becomes homeless in Nairobi

Payitone Kash tells that he arrived in Nairobi in 2017 hoping to build a good future for himself. However, he got off to a daunting start.

“As soon as I arrived, I lost all the money I had.”

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Faced with the prospect of calling his poor parents home and adding to their misery, he decided to remain homeless in Kenya, come what may.

“I begged for cash on the street and started a business selling bottled water.”

Life on the streets was tough, and Payitone recalled being beaten numerous times by other street kids.

One day the musician stood at the intersection of Haile Selassie Avenue and Mombasa Road and marveled at the endless stream of vehicles.

“I inquired where the road leads and based on my scenic perception of Mombasa, I decided to drive there.”

Payitone began his trek in the morning hoping to arrive in the seaside town by nightfall, but only managed to reach Syokimau at the end of the day.

“I asked a Boda Boda driver if I was almost reaching Mombasa and he laughed out loud.”

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The young man was discouraged when he learned it would take about six hours by bus to reach his destination.

As returning to the CBD was not an option given the late hour, he looked for a gas station where he spent the night with the security forces.

Payitone’s fate changed when a friendly music producer offered him a place to sleep in his studio and he got back on his feet.

As of 2022, Payitone is doing well and has a Kenyan wife and daughter.

The artist recently released a love song, Weiwe, inspired by his wife.

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He sent KSh 10,000 to help the woman who fell into postpartum depression after giving birth.

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The mother had been fired for rent arrears, forcing her to live on the streets with a five-day-old baby.

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