In an unexpected turn of events, Rose Atieno, popularly known as Nyako, a controversial Kenyan TikToker based in Germany, finds herself in the midst of a financial crisis.
The content creator, whose main source of income is TikTok, recently revealed on her platform that her PayPal account has been blocked, leaving her in dire straits.
Nyako shared the distressing news with her followers, explaining that she was unable to access her TikTok earnings stored in her PayPal account due to a complaint filed by an anonymous user identified only as ‘Absolute.’
The TikToker expressed her frustration as she recounted her attempt to transfer funds from PayPal to cover her impending rent.
“I had some money from TikTok on my PayPal account, and I wanted to transfer the money so I can pay my rent tomorrow, kuingia kwa PayPal iko minus. Pesa zangu za TikTok zimeenda,” lamented Nyako.
She further disclosed that her financial struggles escalated when the bank informed her of a conflict arising from a complaint filed against her by the mysterious ‘Absolute.’
According to Nyako, this unknown individual has not only complained to PayPal but has also written to the German government. The financial burden has now reached a staggering 1,500 Euros (approximately Ksh 249,672).
Nyako, who had previously emphasized that TikTok serves as her sole source of income following her departure from a corporate job, finds herself unable to fend for her children and fulfill her rent obligations.
In a desperate plea for assistance, she turned to her followers, acknowledging the countless times she had supported others in need.
“I am flat broke with no way to fend for my children and pay rent,” she expressed.
Despite the dire situation, Nyako maintained a resilient spirit, promising to share her PayPal account details for those willing to offer financial support.
“So my followers, anyone who loves me, I will come back in the evening, and you can support me however you can so that I can pay back Absolute’s PayPal and be a free person here on TikTok. This will enable me to pay my rent and start looking for contracts so that I can take care of myself,” Nyako said.