The vernacular music scene in Kenya laid to rest one of its finest yesterday. Singer Murimi wa Kahalf was buried in Gatugura village in Kiambu County. His fans were shocked of his death early last week after a long illness. He was known for big hits like Sophia, Nduta Rooko, Twana Twakwa with none bigger than runaway hit, Ino ni Momo which was a tribute to plump women. He was prominent in the Kikuyu music scene along with John de Matthew and Magua wa Kioi who eulogized him as a mentor to upcoming artistes.
He was loved by his fan base who when they learned of his hospital bills through a local vernacular station did not hesitate to come together to settle them. Celebrities, radio presenters and fans came together for a music celebration of Murimi wa Kahalf on Sunday to raise money in support of his family. His songs will be a reminder of his immense talents.
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