Kunguru’s family appeals for funds from well-wisher to cater for his burial
The family of the late Eric Onguru, popularly known as Kunguru, has called on well-wishers to stand with them in raising funds to give the legendary musician a decent burial.
According to information in Nairobi News’ possession, the fund raising appeal also stated any monies raised will be used to pay the hospital bills left behind.
“We the family of the late Kunguru is appealing for your support to defray hospital bills and accord him a decent send off. The venue will be Don Bosco Catholic Church, Upper Hill Room 008 on date Saturday, 25 March, 2023, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm,” the family said.
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The family has also unveiled an M-Pesa Paybill number 8373428 as the official number where the funds can be channeled to and the account number being the contributor’s name.
The family also assured contributors that a daily run down of the contributions would be shared on the main WhatsApp group created to handle this matter. The family also announced that the burial will take place on April 1, 2023, at Pap Oriang’ in Alego, Siaya County.
The legendary musician died on March 19, 2023 at a Nairobi hospital where he had been receiving treatment for a few weeks for complications arising from a spinal injury. In 2009 Kunguru was involved in a road accident and sustain injuries.
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The 44-year-old had a music legacy dating back to 2006 when he got his big break after releasing hit songs with Mr Lenny including Baby Don’t Go and African Woman.
Some of the last thoughts he shared on social media included reflections on how one can prolong their lives and how to interact with people who like criticizing others.
“One of the best ways to unclog your will and live longer while staying younger is through laughter. If you didn’t know now you know,” Kunguru said in one of his posts.
“That disappointment, that walk-away, that heartbreak, that divorce, that disease, that addiction, that financial difficulty and those worries should not put you down. They should be a set up for a comeback. God knows how to end them and if you put your trust in him then all shall be well. Results-the beauty for ashes. Mateso ni kwa muda au sio (suffering will be but for a while, right)? And if you receive this, say a big amen!” he wrote.
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