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By Cyrus Ombati
NAIROBI; KENYA: Controversial musician Prezzo is on the run after he was involved in a gun fight outside a popular club in Nairobi's Westlands area.
Police say they want Prezzo aka Jackson Makini to report to Parklands Police Station for grilling after he allegedly assaulted a Swiss military officer in the head with gun butt and holster on Saturday morning.
The two are said to have been involved in an argument outside Aqua Bar over a parking slot at about 3am.
According to Gigiri Division police boss Vitalis Otieno, Prezzo had obstructed the military colonel from Switzerland which prompted the argument.
"When the military officer came back ready to go, an argument broke out over the parking slot which degenerated to an assault using a gun. We want him to report at Parklands," said Otieno.
The military officer is attached to Amisom and was headed to Ethiopia Saturday morning when the incident occurred. He was forced to cancel his flight. Otieno said he was treated and discharged from MP Shah Hospital.
And after the drama, Prezzo is said to have tried to cock and shoot at the officer who was bleeding at that time.
Otieno cited witnesses who said Prezzo was restrained by his bodyguards who dragged him to his car and drove off.
A hunt on him was on-going on Saturday morning even as police appealed to him to surrender.
Police visited his home but they did not find him.
It's not clear if Prezzo is a licensed gun holder. We could not reach him for a comment over the allegations as his mobile phone was switched off.