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Man charged with murder of drill rapper Sidique Kamara

Kenneth Umezie from Camberwell, south London, will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, Scotland Yard said.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with the murder of drill rapper Sidique Kamara, also known as Moscow17 rapper Incognito.

Kenneth Umezie from Camberwell, south London, will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, Scotland Yard said.

Mr Kamara, 23, was stabbed to death in Warham Street, Camberwell, on the evening of August 1.

Three other teenagers, aged 16, 18 and 19, who were arrested in connection with the incident have been released under investigation.

Another member of the Moscow17 collective, 17-year-old Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, was found fatally shot on the same street in May.

The group’s tracks have had hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and include lyrics hostile to long-running rivals Zone 2, from Peckham.

Earlier this year, Mr Kamara and another member of Moscow17 were cleared at the Old Bailey of murdering teenager Abdirahman Mohamed, a brother of a member of Zone 2.

This weekend, confectionery giant Mars pulled its advertising from YouTube after one of its brands was shown alongside drill rap videos linked to violent crime in the capital.

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