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Gachagua meets late musician Ally B’s family, pledges support

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua met the family of the late Mombasa-based artiste, Ali Mwakaribu, widely known as Ally B.

Sharing the somber occasion on his social media platforms, the DP pledged support to Ally B’s young family.

In a statement, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua expressed condolences and acknowledged Ally B’s journey from a humble background to national recognition, thanks to his electrifying music that showcased exceptional talent.

The late artist had also been known for his steadfast support for President Ruto during the political campaigns in the run-up to the 2022 polls.

“I hosted the family of the late Musician Ali Mwakaribu Ally B, who passed on early this month, to comfort and encourage them. Rising from a humble background, Ally B hit the national stage with his electrifying music, which defined him as an exceptionally talented individual. He is also remembered for his unwavering support during our election campaigns,” shared Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

He further conveyed President William Samoei Ruto’s message of comfort and assured ongoing prayers for Ally B’s soul to rest in eternal peace.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua reiterated the commitment of the Ruto Administration to the Creative Arts industry, recognizing its importance in developing talent and providing dignified livelihoods for artists and their families.

“I was accompanied by Musician and Politician Hon Charles Njagua Kanyi Jaguar and Hon. George Theuri,” added Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, highlighting the collective support for the late Ally B’s family during this challenging time.

Ally B’s passing came after a short battle with illness.

He was to the hospital after complaining of feeling unwell but was declared dead upon arrival, leaving the nation in shock and mourning the loss of one of its most cherished musical talents.

The singer is known for his hit songs “Maria” and “Bembea.

His music resonated deeply with Kenyans from all walks of life, making him a household name across the country.

In addition to his musical contributions, Ally B ventured into politics and contested for a Member of the County Assembly seat in Junda Ward, Kisauni, Mombasa County, representing the Jubilee Party in the 2017 elections.

After his death, President William Ruto led Kenyans in mourning the loss of renowned coast-based musician, Ali Khamisi Mwaliguli, popularly known as Ally B.

The Head of State eulogized Ally B as an artist who had dedicated his musical career to the promotion of peace and harmony within Kenyan society.

“I join the music fraternity in mourning the passing of Ally B, a musician who harnessed his talent to foster unity and harmony in our society,” President Ruto stated.

“Ali Khamisi Mwaliguli inscribed his message of peace deep within our hearts, and we will forever carry that meaningful tune. May God provide solace to his family, friends, and devoted fans during this difficult time.”