Popular Luo Musician Abenny Jachiga Passes On

Luo musician Abenny Jachiga (Image/Courtesy)

Popular Luo musician Bernard Onyango known by his stage name Abenny Jachiga has passed on after a short illness at 33 years.

According to online reports, the Luo hitmaker died in a hospital yesterday after falling ill. Fans, family and friends took to social media to send their condolences with the majority playing tribute to his legacy.

Apparently, he was taken to St Jairus Hospital on Tuesday night while in critical condition after developing breathing complications while at his home in Chiga, Kisumu East.

Prior to that, he had been admitted at the Aga Khan hospital where he was treated and discharged.

Jachiga is known for the song Mano Kasinda which was a hit song in Luo Nyanza among many others such as penzi ni kama mayai and simba manyo wendo.

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He has left behind a widow and two children (a son who is in Class Three, and a daughter who is in Class Four).

In a different incident last year, one of his band member and dancer Vivian Awuor drowned and died in floods while trying to rescue her first-born daughter.

Apparently, the daughter fell into raging flash floods prompting her to dive into the water to the rescue when the tragedy struck.

Her body was retrieved and taken to City mortuary with a search for her kid’s’ body intensified.

Here are some reactions from Twitter following Jachiga’s death:

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