BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,11TH JUNE 2020-The Kenya music industry has been plunged into mourning after a popular artist Bernard Onyango Obonyo, popularly known as Abenny Jachiga passed on.The Luo musician died this morning .
Jachiga is said to have succumbed after a short illness at St Jairus Private Hospital.
His brother, Austin Omondi, told the media that the musician had been ailing since Friday, June 5, and was taken to a local hospital before he was transferred to St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Jachiga’s condition did not improve and was, hence, transferred to the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu.
“At Aga Khan, the doctors explained that his kidneys were affected. The family requested to transfer him to an affordable hospital.
“He was finally admitted at St Jairus Private Hospital near the Kisumu International Airport, where he died at around 2am on Thursday,” Omondi stated.
Family and friends took to social media to mourn the deceased.
Jachiga is famed for the songs Mano Kasinde, Penzi ni Kama Mayai, Simba Manyo Wendo among others.
His body has been moved to the Portflorence Community Hospital mortuary in Otonglo area.