President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday condoled with the family of the late songstress Achieng Abura.
In a statement to newsrooms the President described Ms Abura as a “gifted songstress and a talented composer.”
He added that Ms Abura was an accomplished musician and her death is a big blow to the country’s music industry.
“We are, indeed, filled with grief and a deep sense of loss. But even as we mourn Ms 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,” said the President.
President Uhuru concluded, “May the Almighty God rest her soul in everlasting peace.”
The President’s message adds on to the condolences messages that have been shared by various leaders to the songstress’s family.
Ms Abura passed away on Thursday at the private wing of Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) where she had been hospitalised.
— Dr. Evans Kidero (@KideroEvans) October 20, 2016
— Sakaja Johnson (@SakajaJohnson) October 20, 2016
I join the family n friends of Songstress Achieng Abura, the queen of Afro-jaz n Afro-fusion in mourning her passing on. RIP superstar
— Boni Khalwale (@KBonimtetezi) October 21, 2016