- She captured hearts for her remarkable skills
- She died after a short illness
Cecilia Mwangi aka Shosh Wa Sounds who captured hearts and headlines for her remarkable skills in repairing vehicle sound systems in Nairobi’s Kariobangi area has sadly passed away at the age of 85.
Shosh, who had become a local legend for her dedication to her craft, passed away on Friday after a brief illness, leaving behind a legacy that touched both the young and old.
PJ Muriuki, the chief dentist of Nairobi county, confirmed the sad news of Shosh’s passing.
“Exactly Five years ago to the date…..We restored her smile and later she became family, “he posted on Facebook.
“…I am afraid to be the bearer of sad news that she has passed on this evening after a short illness. We celebrate a life well lived. I am glad that our paths crossed. Thank you for all the words of wisdom and impacting on my life. What an inspirational woman!”
Shosh’s journey into the limelight began in 2018 when she was interviewed by Ghetto Radio.
During the interview, she expressed her genuine love for the job and her commitment to providing employment opportunities to many youths in the community.
“Mimi napenda kazi yangu….napenda kufix sound ya magari…..,”she said
Fixed Ghetto Radio Van’s Sound System
Her dedication to self-employment as a means of livelihood inspired numerous young people to consider alternative paths to earning a living.
Cecilia Mwangi defied age norms by embracing modern music and even speaking the Sheng language, predominantly used by the youth in Nairobi.
She opened her shop at 8 AM and tirelessly worked until the day’s tasks were complete.
“Mimi naamka mapema naanza kazi….sitaki mchezo….hii kazi inanilisha…inalisha familia yangu…niko works,”
For her, fixing sound systems in vehicles was more than just a job; it was a source of joy and fulfillment.
In a memorable feat, Shosh was also known for the time she repaired Ghetto Radio’s van sound system while the station was live streaming the process.
Her passion for her craft and the impact she had on the community earned her a special place in the hearts of many.