The Star (Nairobi)

15 January 2013

Kenya: Anthony Faulkner Accuses Local Promoter of Conning Him

American singer Anthony Faulkner is a bitter man. The singer who is a frequent visitor of Kenya claims that Xtreeme events organiser CEO Peter Mulei conned him.

Anthony who performed in Kenya at the Anthony Faulkner Live concert on December 16 at Embassy Cinema claims that Peter kept "inflating" the cost of organising the concert.

"Once I flew in to Nairobi there were people who kept dropping hints that there was some shady business going on with Peter. Once we confronted him because so much kept changing he said that he only was asking for monies that he needed for the event and nothing more. Well we found out that he was charging me double/sometimes triple what the cost were for various items, lights, sound, printing, putting up posters, and artwork," Faulkner told Word Is.

He continued: "If it were not for my road manager Carl Foster the show would not have been what it was. Peter had nothing organised. Peter presented so many false receipts without official stamps on them, he presented so many fake artiste agreements on the last day that were signed by one person because all the handwriting technique is the same on all of them! What is very insulting is that he thinks he is clever."

Faulkner presented Word Is with the money transfer slips that he sent to Peter that total Sh 940,695. "Once I arrived there were thousands more taken out of the ATM because the costs kept going up. There were so many things that needed to be fixed to save the event," said the professional accountant.

Peter Mulei however denies this claiming that everything was accounted for in the budget. "I'm surprised by what Anthony is accusing me of doing. But I think he is just looking for publicity. He even accused me of buying a car using the money. I'm really disappointed in him," Peter told Word Is.

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