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December 10, 2018

Hero's send-off for Joseph Kamaru as Uhuru, Raila and Ruto attend burial

Deputy President William Ruto greets ODM leader Raila Odinga when the two met at Joseph Kamaru's funeral service in Murang'a on Thursday, October 11, 2018. /COURTESY
Deputy President William Ruto greets ODM leader Raila Odinga when the two met at Joseph Kamaru's funeral service in Murang'a on Thursday, October 11, 2018. /COURTESY

Music legend Joseph Kamaru received a hero’s send-off at his home in Kaharati home in Maragua, Murang’a county on Thursday.

The burial was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto, leader of opposition Raila Odinga and a host of dignitaries from the entire country.

Scores of artistes, both gospel and secular, also attended 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.

Kamaru passed away on October 3 after developing breathing complications at MP Shah Hospital where he had been admitted.

The 79-year-old musician's career started in 1965. He was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and was in and out of hospital since last year.

Kamaru's remains will be interred at his late second wife Teresia Wanjiku’s homeHis first wife Susan Wangari lives in Kangema sub-county. He had four children.

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