Mugithi Fans Mourn Mighty Salim
By Steve Osaka
Mugithi fans are yet to come to terms with the demise of renowned Mugithi Singer and Guitarist Timothy Njuguna also known as Mighty Salim.
According to the family the Singer succumbed to kidney failure on Sunday a day after hosting the 5th anniversary celebration in honour of late brother Salim Junior who died in 2016.
The Mugithi Maestro breathed his last in the evening. His death was confirmed by his sister Sarafina, whom he had mentored into the music industry.
“There are no goodbyes for us,Wherever you are,you will always be in my heart. Rest well my brother Njuguna”Wrote Sarafina on her social media platforms.
Mighty Salim who hails from Subukia in Nakuru County has been ailing in recent past.
He was diagnosed with diabetes in 2003 a condition he claimed affected his voice.
In 2019 he opened up about battling Kidney failure,this came at a time Kenyans were speculating on his health.
Reports also emerged at the time that the Singer was in I.C.U something he vehemently denied.
He however revealed being sidelined at his hour of need by friends and politicians whom he sang for during rallies.
High flying Gikuyu Benga artist cum cop Samidoh who also hails from Subukia in Nakuru County mourned the Singer.
“Agood heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. You will stay in history of Mugithi forever. Thank you for all the pleasure you gave us. To Salim’s family, may our Lord bring you and your family the much needed peace during this sad time,”Wrote Samidoh.
Mighty Salim will be best remembered for hits like Kana Gakwa”My Child”, Jira ndukadigari”Tell me you won’t leave me ” and Wiku Wiku.