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Albert Gacheru: Popular Kikuyu benga musician is dead

Popular Kikuyu benga musician Albert Gacheru was on Tuesday, March 6 confirmed dead.

The 59-year-old demise was first reported by Kameme FM on the aforementioned date.

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It is reported the the famed singer was admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital following a long illness.

Gacheru topped the music industry and became known widely in the 1990s with his popular song dubbed Mwendwa wakwa Mariru.

The late’s other top songs include; Mumunya, Hurry Hurry Waithera, Nindaguteire and Indo Ciakwa.

Gacheru became popular with his songs both locally and International having performed his songs at a foreign station voice of America among others.

At the age of 50, the musician entroled at the Mount Kenya University to pursue law. In 2016, Gacheru graduated and proceeded to the Kenya School of Law.

While appearing at a previous interview, Gacheru revealed he was taking law in order enforce laws so that people can stop pirating his songs.

I realised that this country has enough laws but few people, even those in business, understand the laws that relate to their businesses. I want to bring about a change in the laws governing copyright and social economic affairs of the country,” he stated in a previous interview.

His fans and fellow celebrities took it their social media pages to condole with his family.

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