Singer Achieng Abura dies at Kenyatta National Hospital

By Samuel Musita

Tributes to mourn the death of Legendary Afro-Fusion singer Achieng Abura continued pouring in Friday with thousands of Kenyans condoling the family on social media.

The Afro-Fusion singer Achieng Abura passed on Thursday,while  undergoing treatment for depression and undisclosed illness at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

Achieng Abura checked herself in at the Kenyatta National Hospital on October 13 after she fell ill with an undisclosed illness.

Her struggles surfaced in one of her earlier posts on social media, where she revealed she had been battling with weight problems.

Abura, a three-time Tusker Project Fame Principal, embarked on music and a socio-political peace project that sought to enhance the Kenyan identity after she left the programme.

She surfaced to the limelight during the 90’s after releasing her debut first gospel album ‘I Believe’. In 2002, she switched to the Afro Fusion genre, releasing her next album dubbed Maisha.

Come 2004, the songstress won the Kora Award for Best East African Artiste. She later became a UNDP goodwill ambassador.

Abura, a Bachelor’s degree holder in Chemistry and a Master’s degree holder in environmental studies, had plans, plans which sadly would not come to pass following her demise.

She leaves behind her son who has been flown out of the country for treatment for sickle cell disease.

May her soul rest in peace.

  

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