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Jaguar delivers Ruto’s donation to late Byron Muhando’s family

Musician-turned-politician Charles Njagua Kanyi, famously known as Jaguar, took part in a poignant moment when he personally delivered a cash donation to the family of the late Gengetone producer, Byron Muhando Papi.

This generous contribution came courtesy of President William Ruto, who had a personal connection with the departed producer.

During a candlelight memorial service, Jaguar was captured on video handing over the funds to Muhando’s grieving family.

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The former Starehe Member of Parliament can be seen as he handed over the money to Muhando’s mother, saying:

“I’ll give you the money to share with the family and his lady, Caro.”

Jaguar made it known that President Ruto had entrusted him with the responsibility of ensuring that the funds reached the family.

Jaguar also revealed that the head of state had also tasked him with the responsibility of ensuring that all artists who knew Byron Muhando would attend his upcoming send-off.

In a social media post alongside the video, Jaguar acknowledged Byron Muhando’s significant contributions to the music industry, referring to him as the genius behind hit songs like “Sipangwingwi” by Xray.

“I attended the candlelight memorial service of the late Gengetone producer Byron Papi and delivered the president’s message to the family. Byron was a pillar in the music industry known to be the brains behind great hits such as Sipangwingwi by Xray,” Jaguar wrote.

Byron Kivisi, the creative genius behind chart-toppers like “Sipangwingwi” and “Usherati,” suffered a fatal arterial rupture. His death has been described as a loss felt deeply within the music industry.

In an official statement released by his family, the circumstances surrounding Byron Kivisi’s tragic passing were revealed.

President William Ruto had earlier led the country in morning the deceased, recalling their collaboration and the introduction of X-Ray during a music recording session for the hit song “Sipangwingwi” at the Deputy President’s residence in Karen.

“I recall with fondness his calm and collected demeanor, but more importantly, his immense talent that made him an acclaimed music producer. It is disheartening that we have lost Byron at a prime age. We are comforted by the fact that his works of art will live on,” President Ruto stated in a message on the X platform.