END OF ERA

Ohangla musician Lady Maureen is dead

In Summary

•The musician, who has struggled with an illness for a while, passed on at 3:3am on Saturday at her cousin’s home in Uriri constituency, Migori county.

• She was undergoing home-based care.

Lady Maureen.
Lady Maureen.
Image: COURTESY

Ohangla musician Maureen Achieng, popularly known as Lady Maureen, is dead.

The musician, who has struggled with an illness for a while, passed on at 3:3am on Saturday at her cousin’s home in Uriri constituency, Migori county.

Bella Akinyi, the cousin, confirmed the death over the phone.

 

“She was undergoing home-based care after being discharged at Pastor Machage hospital in Migori town, she has passed on,” she said.

Maureen was born on November 22, 1984 at Seme Kombewa village and has produced several popular songs, mostly singing about key politicians in Nyanza region.

Prior to Maureen's demise, rumours about her health had circulated on social media, making the musician record a video confirming she was alive.

One of Maureen's popular songs was 'alemo'.

Last month, another Ohangla musician, Bernard Obonyo, popularly known as Abenny Jachiga, died.

There was chaos as Jachiga was buried by policemen secretly at 2:30am. Only his brother witnessed the burial.

"We were inside the house and only heard sounds and when we opened the door, we saw that he was being buried as the officers were on standby," said one of the relatives in a live recorded video on Facebook.