Leading Gospel Singer, Willy Paul has found himself in a mess, following allegations yesterday, that he’s having a romantic relationship with a 12 year-old student identified as ‘Mupenzi’.
According to multiple reports in Kenya media, Paul’s ‘lover’ is a KCPE candidate who was expelled after teachers learnt of the relationship. She was sent home, NET gathered, because the school feared she could ‘spoil’ other girls.
The age of consent in Kenya is 16, and Willy could face up to 7 years in jail if the case goes to court and he’s convicted, according to the Kenya sexual offences act.
Only last month, a US-based Kenyan radio host Denzil Edunglot Musumba was arrested in New York for allegedly sending sexually-graphic photographs of himself to a 17 year old Penn Township girl.
Willy, 19, has refused to speak on this issue; and following the allegations, German clothing company Anglohill has reportedly cancelled an endorsement deal with the artist. Only last year, Kenya went wild after news emerged he was caught having sex with an upcoming act named Pendo in the basement of KICC. He denied the allegations and it soon emerged Pendo may have used him as a publicity tool.
Willy Paul who describes his style of music as ‘Bongo style of Gospel‘ was named Male Artist of the year at the 2012 Groove awards.