Kenya is mourning the death of yet another popular Kikuyu music legend Jimmy Wayuni.
He died last night in a tragic road accident at Wendani on Thika Road.
The star is famous for songs like ‘Airitu a Ruiru’ which warns against prostitution, Mama Sululu among others.
News of the death hit social media before some family members were informed.
One of Jimmy Wayuni’s daughter identified as Kipusa Wayuni lamented over her loss.
She posted on her social media,
“SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME ITS NOT TRUE. DAD !!😭😭😭😭.”
“I REALLY WISH THEY WOULD STOP POSTING PICS OF THAT CAR. I CAN GIVE YOU PICTURES OF HIM IF YOU WANT.”
Another of ther star’s daughter identified by the social media handle, Wanjiku Githinji paid her tribute.
“U WERE A GREAT DAD,A FRIEND, AND A GREAT ACHIEVER😭😭😭😭😭AND DEATH JUST STOLE U AWAY FROM ME…U JUST RETIRED I THOUGHT WE WILL SPEND QUALITY TIME TOGETHER AFTER THIS COVID..I MISS U SO MUCH DAD.MAY UR SOUL REST IN PEACE… 27TH/05/2020.”
Condolences and warm messages have been pouring in. Here are some.
Sammy Mugane: RIP JIMMY WAYUNI (MAMA SURURU)
It’s so sad to hear the sudden demise of my friend Jimmy Wayuni Githinji (Jimmy Walter Githinji Wayuni), popular Kikuyu musician who past on last night.
Jimmy was my friend when I was working at Lang’ata KRA Staffs Quarters as a security guard with BM Security. This was in 2006-2007.
I remember how we could chat together when he came back home from concerts in his black BMW old model car which he liked driving in as loud music of his songs blared from the car speakers. He was so jovial and he would give me tips as I opened the premises gate for him at night when back home at the quarters. By then he was attached to KRA…
Hearing of his demise is so touching when I recall his good encounters with him.
May God comfort his family, colleagues and friends at this difficult time.
I also wish quick recovery to Jackson, a Kikuyu musician he was escorting at around 11 pm last night but got a headon collision with an oncoming lorry. Unfortunately Jimmy passed on but Jackson survived the crash.
Jimmy sang songs like Airitu A Ruiru, popular Mama Sururu among others.
RIP my friend and shine your way.
Keziah Ainomugisha: My friend and sister am so sorry for your loss!!! Am praying for you and the entire family for God to give you strength and courage 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Be still and know he is God the giver and taker of lives. There’s nothing that can make you feel better right now coz the pain of losing a father is too much to bear but my God will comfort u !!! I’m here for you my sister for anything and love you darling we are mourning and celebrating Dad Together.
Kakaman Nduati: Jimmy Wayuni Githinji, I can’t believe you’re gone.
Death! Death! Why now?
Hatuwezi mkosoa Mwenyezi Mungu but this is too sad.
Rest with the Angels brother.
Joe Muritu: R.I.P Jimmy Wayuni Githinji we loved you but God loved you more. Will always remember how you would let us ride on your small pickup in kiamwangi on your way to your moms place and on reaching home we would refuse to alight unless you sing for us. Airitu a ruiru, kamau wa maitu, wayuni uhenagia, and mama sururu still remains favourite songs I grew up listening to.