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Kidumu suspects to have been poisoned

Jean Pierre Nimbona also known as Kidumu, the famous Burundian singer and songwriter performing in Nairobi-Kenya, says he would have been poisoned. Admitted to an emergency room at “Polyclinique Centrale de Bujumbura”, in Bujumbura City Center, Kidumu says he suspects to have taken a poisoned meal shared with his friend on Saturday afternoon,” he says.

Jean Pierre Nimbona admitted to the emergency room for intensive care

Jean Pierre Nimbona admitted to the emergency room for intensive care

At the end of his tour in Burundi since February 2018, Kidumu says he felt bad after the concert held on “Kiriri” Campus at the University of Burundi on 23 March. “I was taken to the hospital with my friends for intensive care after vomiting followed by diarrhea”, he says. After a lull, Kidumu tried to return to Nairobi but he was dissuaded not to go there when he was already at Bujumbura International Airport. He went back to the hospital.

After some medical examinations, doctors said the liver and kidneys were affected and stated he would have been poisoned.

He, however, did not want to give more details, he only condemns the act. “Even if this happened, I plan to perform on stage after my recovery,” he says. His suspected friend with whom he shared the meal is also hospitalized with similar symptoms.

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