Acclaimed music video director Destin Kaleba, popularly known as Deska Torres, has alleged that he was physically assaulted by a former family friend at his home in Kahawa West, Nairobi.
According to reports filed with the Kahawa West Police Station, the altercation between Deska and the accused, Jackson Kuria, turned violent, leading to severe injuries.
The dispute erupted when Kuria accused Deska of being romantically involved with his ex-partner, whom he shares a child with.
Deska shared his harrowing experience in a social media post, writing that Kuria kicked down the door to his house and launched an attack. He also accused Kuria of biting his nose and ear.
Deska was able to escape and seek help from neighbours. However, he later returned to his house to find his Mac Book Pro M2, Tecno Spark Go phone, and three hard disks smashed.
The incident has sent shockwaves throughout the community, as both parties have been known to be on amicable terms in the past.
The authorities are currently investigating the matter, and the local community is eagerly awaiting further developments.
This is not the first time that Deska has been involved in a life-threatening incident. Just last year, he was involved in a hit-and-run situation with an armed man who disguised himself as a DCI officer for 10 years.
Deska’s assault is a reminder of the dangers that people face in Kenya, even from those who are supposed to be their friends and family. It is also a reminder of the importance of speaking out against violence and abuse.