Jay Polly, Rwanda’s music star dies over drugs related issues
Jay Polly, one of Rwanda’s most famous rappers, has died at the age of 33 in a hospital in Kigali.
The artist was in jail awaiting trial on drug charges, and was rushed to hospital early on Thursday as he fell ill.
His brother, Maurice Uwera, said the Rwanda Correctional Service, which is in charge of prisons, informed him about the death without giving further details.
The authorities have still not commented on the cause of death.
His girlfriend Kessy Kayonga in Kenya’s capital Nairobi said she had “a life project” with the star.
“I am in deep sorrow, I don’t believe it yet until I get to Rwanda and see it myself,” she told the BBC
“Everyone who met or lived with Jay Polly will remember him for his love, kindness and how he was always smiling”, she added.
Many fans of the Rwandan hip-hop star have taken to social media to mourn him. (bbc)