Popular Kikuyu ‘Mugithi’ singer, Mighty Salim has passed away.
Reports indicate that Salim, whose real name is Timothy Njuguna, died on Sunday evening, a day after hosting his brother Salim Junior’s 5th death anniversary.
Sources said the musician was in high spirits during Saturday's event and did not show any signs of illness. His death was confirmed by Inooro FM presenter, Jeff Kuria through a post on Facebook.
Mighty Salim was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2018 and has been in and out of the hospital since then.
His elder brother Salim Junior, born Paul Mwangi, succumbed to chest complications while undergoing treatment at War Memorial Hospital in Nakuru on January 23rd, 2016.
Junior, who died at the age of 43, was the family’s first-born and mentored his kin Mighty, Salim Young, Kajei Salim, Naomi Salim, and Sarafina Salim. Salim family is known for their love for one-man guitar.
Their sister Dorcas Muthoni Salim, alias Mso Domsa, died from cancer in June 2019. The family hails from Subukia, Nakuru County.