Salim Junior laid to rest in Subukia
03 February 2016, 13:40
Subukia - Thousands of mourners gathered at Subukia market park on Tuesday for the burial service of the late one man guitarist Salim Junior.
The mourners from all walks of life thronged the Nakuru war memorial mortuary in the morning for viewing of the body before proceeding to Subukia in a long convoy.
The service was attended by among others musicians, media personalities and officers from the national and various County governments led by area Governor Kinuthia Mbugua.
Mbugua said that the County and country at large has lost one of the greatest musicians who will be hard to replace.
“It is my prayer that God will give strength to the family of Paul Mwangi,” he said.
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Kieni Member of Parliament, Kanini Kega who was also at the burial said that politicians have a role to play in ensuring that musicians in the country receive their royalties.
He lamented that for a very long time, Kenyan musician have died poor but famous.
The MP said that he is ready to sponsor a bill that will ensure that all artistes get paid even in death.
Nakuru East MP, David Gikaria and his Bahati counterpart, Kimani Ngunjiri echoed the same sentiments.
“We are more than willing to ensure that our musicians are well paid for their music,” Ngunjiri said.
Renowned musicians Mwigai wa Njoroge, John Ndimathew, Ben Githae, Lois Kim among others eulogized Salim as a down-to-earth person who cherished others.
Ndimathew urged fellow musicians to emulate Salim and make his dream of establishing a music studio in Nakuru to nature local talent come true.
His parents, Jose Salim and Eunice Salim termed their late son as a family icon who always gave advice to his siblings.
Salim was laid to rest at his parents’ home in Arash Subukia.
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