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Kenyan musician dies days after complaining on live TV that he was unwell

Kenyan RnB singer Eliud Sagini, popularly known as Sagini, who died on Monday, complained of not feeling well while on a live TV interview Saturday.

During that interview with KTN’s Str8up, the singer told the show host that he wasn’t feeling well.

Two days later, Sagini passed on after being rushed to the hospital.

During the show the interviewer, after introducing the show, informed the viewers that although the guest was not feeling well and was under medication, he had managed to make it.


“Thank you so much for coming Sagini, so you are not feeling well what is wrong?” the show host posed.

To which the Moyo singer replied, “Nang’ang’a tu yaani, but najua nitakuwa fiti” (I’m staying strong, I know I will be well).

The vocalist was signed under rapper Khaligraph Jones’ Record Label, BluInk Corp and featured in his latest track Testimony.

Sagini and rapper Khaligraph Jones. PHOTO | COURTESY
Sagini and rapper Khaligraph Jones. PHOTO | COURTESY


Khaligraph, with whom the deceased has worked with before, shared the news on his Instagram account.

“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing away of one of Kenya’s greatest and promising talent Eliud Sagini better known to many as Sagini. Sagini left us this evening of Monday the 17th of Dec. 2018 after suffering a short illness. He was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. Your prayers and support will be highly appreciated in this moment of grief,” Khaligraph said.

His other popular works include Mash up de Paper featuring Timmy T Dat and Achicho, Shots featuring Khaligraph and Young Killer X and Betrayal in the City featuring Hadas X.

He describes himself on his Facebook page SaginiMusic as an RnB, AfroPop, Zouk and Kapuka artiste; a vocalist, song writer and actor.