King Kafu

Famous Ghetto radio presenter King Kafu has opened up about his life in crime.

He also talked about the turning point that got him out of that lifestyle after being convicted of robbery for four years.

In an expose by BBC Africa Eye which was aired on Sunday, Kafu revealed that he joined the crime life aged 15 years. 

Initially, his criminal activities included snatching bags before upgrading to full-blown armed robberies.

In the year 2003, however, the long arm of the law caught up with him resulting in a jail sentence that lasted for four years.

King Kafu further revealed that he was inspired to turn his life around after his release when he noticed that some of his friends had been killed by law enforcement.

“Upon my release, I discovered many of my friends who were involved in the crime had met tragic ends, most of them dying as a result of their criminal lifestyles,” Kafu said.

He added

“No one is born a thief. But even if the youths don’t have work, we are telling them that crime is not good. People should return their illegal guns to the government.”

As a result of his past experiences, Kafu uses his radio slot to preach good practices to the youth from the slums and reaches out to criminals ready to surrender their guns to the police.

Kafu hosts the morning breakfast show, Brekko on Ghetto Radio and revealed that he was initially arrested for not committing a crime.

“I was wrongly convicted of a crime I did not commit, so I reasoned, since crime or no crime I would still end in jail, why not get jailed for a crime I committed,” Kafu said.

He revealed that he joined his brother in committing bigger crimes such as carjacking as well as raiding fundraising events.

After his release, he joined Ghetto Radio as a messenger and rose the ranks to host his show.