“Achieng’ Abu­ra de­ath big blow to Ke­nya mu­sic in­du­stry”

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

KE­NYA - Pre­si­dent Uhu­ru Ke­nyat­ta has eu­lo­gi­sed Achieng’ Abu­ra as a gif­ted song­st­ress and ta­len­ted com­po­ser. Uhu­ru said her de­ath on Thurs­day was a big loss and as­ked Ke­nyans to ce­le­bra­te all she achie­ved. “Abu­ra was an ac­com­plis­hed mu­si­cian and her de­ath is a big blow not on­ly to her clo­se fa­mi­ly, re­la­ti­ves, friends and fans, but al­so to the coun­try’s mu­sic in­du­stry,” he said in a sta­te­ment on Fri­day.

“But even as we mourn Abu­ra, let us al­so ce­le­bra­te her li­fe and achie­ve­ments. She was a good and in­spi­ring fi­gu­re in the mu­sic in­du­stry, and a gre­at men­tor to up­co­ming mu­si­cians.”

Abu­ra died at Ke­nyat­ta Na­ti­o­nal Hos­pi­tal’s pri­va­te wing whe­re she was re­por­ted­ly being tre­a­ted for de­pres­si­on and gas­tri­tis. Ke­nyans sha­red their con­do­len­ce mes­sa­ges via so­ci­al me­dia but we­re cri­ti­ci­sed by la­wy­er Do­nald Kip­ko­rir for on­ly de­cla­ring their friends­hip with the sin­ger af­ter her de­ath.

Kip­ko­rir fur­ther cri­ti­ci­sed East Afri­can Bre­we­ries for ne­glec­ting the la­te mu­si­cian des­pi­te her con­tri­bu­ti­on to the Tus­ker Pro­ject Fa­me show. (the-star.co.ke)

Achieng’ Abu­ra (Photo: the-star.co.ke)

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