Thursday, 20 October 2016

Kenya Mourns The Passing Of A Music Icon, Achieng Abura

Songstress Achieng Abura died at Kenyatta National Hospital while undergoing treatment on Mashujaa Day.

This is a big loss to the Kenyan music fraternity.

The former Tusker Project Fame Principal was admitted at KNH’s private wing on October 13 and was undergoing treatment for undisclosed illness. She passed on at around 6pm on October 20.

Early this month, the artiste through her social media page indicated that her health was not good, and that doctors had advised her to gain more weight, then lose it through exercising. It is unfortunate that we have lost one of the local greatest talent.

May God rest her soul in peace.

She has died at a time when her sickling son needs her most.

Sections of the music industry are gearing up to raise funds for her son to receive treatment.

Here are some of the heartwarming condolence messages.

Suzanna Owiyo
Fare thee well my dear comrade, you have fought the fight, you have finished the race. Till we meet again! #RIPAchiengAbura.

Suzanne Gachukia 
Achieng' - you helped me launch my solo career in 1995. We have laughed, loved, composed, produced and performed together over the years. You were THE diva. Godspeed. May the angels rejoice at your voice in heaven. May the Lord comfort your loved ones at this time. Bless 💙 💙 💙 💙 

Mourning the passing on of a shujaa. Rest in piece Achieng Abura. You've left an indelible mark in the Kenyan music industry. We celebrate you & May the Lord comfort your family during this difficult time.

 Amos and Josh
Fare thee well Achieng Abura. You have live your purpose. Safari Salama, Salamu Maulana, Tutaonana Baadaye. #RIP #BAADAAYE.

FRED Obachi Machokaa
Saddened to learn of the passing on of a lovely girl who made a lot of people happy. Lydia Achieng Abura, girl, rest in peace. I shall personally miss your charm and disarming smile.

Daniel "Churchill" Ndambuki aka Mwalimu King'ang'i
#RIPAchiengAbura ... its sad to learn that Shujaa Achieng Abura has passed on in#MashujaaDay.... Kindly also pray for her family especially her son Prince who is also very unwell.... May she RIP.