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Nameless, Jua Cali lead tributes for fallen K-Rupt bro

By Winnie Mabel September 8th, 2022 2 min read

Hilton Mwakio alias Mwax the Herbalist died on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

He was one of the founders of Herbal Records Production House and the last surviving family member of the late K-Rupt.

The cause of death is yet to be known but celebs paid glowing tributes to Mwax.

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Below are some of the homages posted on social media:

“The industry has lost another soldier. Herbalist aka Mwaxx producer (Herbal Records) and small bro to the late K-rupt. He was a very positive guy pamoja na (together with) Maitch black was responsible for my hits kama (like) Kumbuka. Condolences to the entire family poleni sana (I am so sorry),” wrote Nonini.

Wyre the Love Child also offered his condolences, praying that Mwax rests well.

“Landed to some really sad news of the passing of K-rupt’s small bro. Rest in Peace bro,” wrote Nameless.

While still alive, Mwax acknowledged four men who held him up and kept him together when he was going through his toughest time in life. They are Philip Omulo, Votz Music, Wyre the Love Child, and another unnamed friend.

“Leme tell ya’all a story about these 4 guys… when I was giving up on music they made sure I stayed on… they saw me thru the harsh times I was in the past year when I discovered I had a heart condition…together with my family they took care of me, got me back on my feet in their own ways… I owe you guys a lot…#playpauserewindrepeat your kindness all over the world my brothers,” Mwax wrote about his four friends.

Nairobi News previously reported that Mwax is believed to be the last surviving member of his nuclear family as he mourned his parents and siblings in a previous post. His mother died in March 2021 and his legendary brother, Carlton Juma alias K-rupt died in November 2003.

Prior to his death, Mwax often posted content about going through depression and working to overcome it.

“My new lease of life has taught me to always smile no matter the circumstances and automatically the world will smile back,” Mwax once wrote.

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