Kenya is in mourning after news broke yesterday October 20th, 2016 that former Tusker Project Fame principal and renowned singer Achieng’ Abura was dead.
It is reported that the popular afro-jazz musician was apparently on treatment for depression and gastritis at Kenyatta National Hospital.
The Star Newspaper has reported that a source from the hospital also said that apart from depression and gastritis, Achieng also had kidney problems.
The late singer took to her Facebook page on October 7th, to reveal that she was not well as she had lost a lot of weight in the last three years.
“I have lost over 50 kgs in the last three Years. Everything is hanging and weak. Walking is a problem with pains all over. Doctor says I must add 30 kgs then lose it as I exercise and firm up. The irony of life. I was not even losing weight intentionally! I allowed life to get the better of me. Learn from my mistakes,” the post read.
Abura first debuted her first gospel album I Believe in 1990. The albums that followed were Way Over Yonder and Sulwe. In 2002, she shifted to Afro-jazz and released her first album Maisha as an Afro-jazz artiste.
Apart from being an exceptional artiste, she also became a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. She leaves behind a 23-year-old son who was due to be flown for treatment abroad after undergoing a blood transfusion earlier this week. He suffers from sickle cell and a heart condition.
May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace.