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MP Samuel Atandi: Kunguru planned on running for MP seat

Alego Usonga Member of Parliament Samuel Atandi has eulogised the late musician Eric Okoth Onguru a.k.a Kunguru, who passed away on March 19, 2023.

The family revealed that he breathed his last while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital, where he had been admitted for the past few weeks.

MP Alego Samuel Atandi pays tribute to Kunguru. PHOTO| Wilfred Nyangaresi

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Kunguru sought treatment in several hospitals to save his life until he breathed his last due to liver failure on Sunday 19 at 2 pm.

Speaking during the funeral service at the Montenzuma and Monalisa Funeral Home in Kibra Constituency, the Alego Usonga MP said he worked in the political field with the late.

“We are going to bury a man who was multitalented. Eric was a banker, a politician, a musician among more,” MP Atandi said.

Mr Lenny pays tribute to Kunguru. PHOTO| Wilfred Nyangaresi

The MP revealed that at one point, Kunguru campaigned for him during his second bid in the 2022 elections, which he won.

The politician revealed that Kunguru had plans to run for the Alego Usonga seat in 2027.

“We had agreed with Kunguru that since he supported my bid in 2022, I could pay him back by supporting him in the 2027 elections to succeed me as the Alego Usonga MP,” Mr Atandi said at the funeral service

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Daughter Rosebella Onguru with her mother Wilkister Oluoch
at Kunguru’s requiem mass. PHOTO| Wilfred Nyangaresi

Mr Atandi also said that the late was a great man known by many people because of his good heart.

During the funeral, family members, friends and artistes led by Mr Lenny, who did a collabo with the late, mourned him as a man full of joy.

Kunguru’s sister Irene Onguru gets emotional during the requiem mass. PHOTO| Wilfred Nyangaresi

Ogopa DJ label members also attended, including Kenyan celebrated artiste Nameless.

Kunguru will be laid to rest at Kogelo village, Alego Usonga Constituency in Siaya County.

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