Lovers of mugithi and Kenyans in general are mourning the death of popular Kikuyu singer Mighty Salim – real name Timothy Njuguna.
Salim died on Sunday, January 24, 2021 after battling kidney failure for some time.
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He died a day after the 6th anniversary of his elder brother Salim Junior who passed away on January 23, 2016.
In a past interview Mighty said,
“Years on I am yet to accept that Salim Junior passed away. I have kept this pain to myself but those close me know it however much I try to conceal it.”
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May they rest in peace. Here are some moving tributes.
Popular Mugithi Artist Mighty Salim is DEAD.
He died a day after hosting his brother’s Salim junior 5th memorial.
Rest well Njuguna. pic.twitter.com/bz3gPIa9JL
— Jeff Kuria (@Jeff_KuriaM) January 24, 2021
Today a legend has left us, but the Music lessons, teachings he thought and his life will stay with us forever. Rest in peace, Mighty Salim. GO WELL BUD! pic.twitter.com/VmWiflWTyx
— Simon Wachiuri, HSC. (@Its_Wachiuri) January 24, 2021
Popular Mugiithi secular Artist Mighty Salim passes on a day after running a show in remembrance of his Late Brother Salim Junior. A huge blow to the Salim Family.
Fare thee Well.
Indeed, death is hidden.
— Daniel Gitari (@Gitari_D) January 24, 2021
A legend never to be forgotten, his unique lyrical masterly and voice is and will always be an inspiration to many. His absence will be felt by generations to come. Rest in Peace Mighty salim junior pic.twitter.com/7gvksMJ6Iy
— Ngengi Magana (@ngengimagana) January 24, 2021