BY CORRESPONDENT,MURANGA,11TH OCT 2018-Music legend Joseph Kamaru was on Thursday laid to rest in a heroic style at his home in Kaharati home in Maragua, Murang’a county in a ceremony attended by top government officials.
The burial was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto, leader of opposition Raila Odinga among other dignitaries from the entire country.
Entertainment was in plenty with several singers , both gospel and secular, attending Kamaru’s burial. The late popular artiste is credited with mentoring many of the said artistes.
The artistes collectively led the mourners in songs.
Thousands of fans trickled into Muthithi secondary school compound where the ceremony was held, causing a serious traffic along Kaharati-Kigumo road
The 79-year-old musician’s career started in 1965. Before he met his death,the popular singer was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and was in and out of hospital since last year.
Kamaru passed away on October 3 after developing breathing complications at MP Shah Hospital where he had been admitted.