Popular Kikuyu musician Timothy Njuguna known by his stage name Mighty Salim is dead.
The renowned Mugithi singer passed away a day after hosting his brother Salim Junior’s fifth memorial.
The legendary singer breathed his last on the evening of Sunday, January 24.
The singer was diagnosed with diabetes in mid-2003.
The deceased was later in 2018, discovered with kidney failure and commenced dialysis.
In 2018, reports emerged that the singer was bedridden and was in dire need of KSh 2.5 million to undergo a kidney transplant.
He, however, claimed his plea fell on deaf ears as his friends and politicians whom he graced their rallies abandoned him after the diagnosis.
Here are some comments sampled by TUKO.co.ke;
Ngengi Magana said: “A legend never to be forgotten, his unique lyrical masterly and voice is and will always be an inspiration to many. His absence will be felt by generations to come. Rest in Peace Mighty Salim.”
John Jacob Kioria said: “Mighty Salim, really saddened by your death. Rest in perfect peace. May God grant the entire Salim family the fortitude to bear this enormous loss.”
Ngugi Gatua said: “There are some songs of Elizabeth Nyambere that Mighty Salim had done Remix and they came so well one of them being ‘Nyambatite Kirima’ hard to believe but rest well legend.”
Kiongozi said: “Mighty Salim was a kidney warrior. A kidney patient awaiting transplant . This disease is there. Get to know your kidney function before it’s too late. There are no symptoms until its too late.”
Mighty Salim is a brother to the late top one-man guitarist and singer Salim Junior, Naomi Salim, Sarafina Salim, and Salim Young.
Some of his tracks include Ndutura Karimu, Githioro wa Ngurai, and Jafuleta.
As previously reported, Salim Junior passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at a hospital in Nakuru where he was undergoing treatment.
The singer was said to have succumbed to a chest infection.