By Brian Okoth
November 22, 2018
The Tanzanian Music Foundation (TAMUFO) has ordered gospel musician Rose Muhando to fly back to the country immediately for “specialised medical treatment”.
Speaking to Tanzania’s Amani newspaper, TAMUFO secretary, Stella Joel, said the foundation will accord the singer all the help she needs.
Rose Muhando was recently captured on tape receiving special prayers from Neno Evangelism Centre lead preacher, James Maina Ng’ang’a.
In the video, Nga’ng’a is seen casting demons out of the “Nibebe” star, who accuses her ex-manager, Nathan, of planting the evil spirits in her.
“As an agency mandated to look into the welfare of musicians in Tanzania, we have decided to seriously look into her claims. In that viral video, she accuses her former manager, Nathan, of very bad things. Her claims paint a bad picture of our industry,” said Ms Joel.
“We have ordered Rose Muhando to immediately return to Tanzania. We understand that she is being housed by a fellow musician in Kenya. We have also summoned Nathan to appear before the agency and address the claims Ms Muhando leveled against him. We, as an agency, believe Rose Muhando is not demon-possessed, but there is something she is up to,” said Ms Joel.
“It is true that Rose Muhando is ailing, and the music foundation has already contracted doctors from Apollo Hospital in India to attend to her. The medical experts are already in Tanzania,” said Ms Joel.
Amani newspaper also reached Rose Muhando’s representative, Pastor Daud Mashimo, who acknowledged Ms Muhando’s health challenges.
“It is true Rose is unwell. She is, however, continuing with her Christian ministerial work in Kenya. It is in the neighbouring nation, where she was prayed for as the now-viral video shows. She is doing well after the demons were cast out of her. The musician will leave for Uganda and Zambia after her Kenyan trip ends,” Mr Mashimo told Amani newspaper.
Rose Muhando was unavailable for comment as her phone remains switched off.