The family of popular Kikuyu mugithi musician Mighty Salim says he succumbed to diabetes. The mugithi great whose real name is Timothy Njuguna breathed his last on Sunday evening.
He died a day after hosting his eldest brother’s Salim Junior 5th memorial.
Mighty Salim died knowing that his friends were all a bunch of fakes people.
In a past interview, Mighty Salim talked about his biggest regret and losing friends the moment he was diagnosed with kidney failure.
Speaking to the Nairobian, he said,
“I HAVE LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU ARE DOING FINE, YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO MANY PEOPLE. BUT THE MOMENT YOU ARE IN DISTRESS, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. THE LEADERS WHOSE EVENTS I GRACED AND PERFORMED AT REGARDED ME AS THEIR FRIEND, BUT NOW THEY NO LONGER PICK MY PHONE CALLS.”
After the family held a fundraiser he found out who the real friends are.
It was soooo bad, that a member of parliament from Central Kenya wrote him a fake check worth Ksh 50,000 and went underground immediately after.
Others, he said, made promises to help him, but they never saw through their pledges.