• The president said he recalls with fondness the calm and collected demeanour of the late producer.
• Byron's contributions to the music industry dominated the music charts and found their way into the political sphere.
President William Ruto has mourned the death of the late Gengetone music producer and artist Byron Kivisi alias Byron Papi.
In a tweet on Thursday, Ruto said he was saddened by the death of the producer who was first introduced to him during the recording session of the hit song Sipangwingwi.
"Deeply saddened by the death of music producer and artist Byron Muhando Kivisi. Byron was first introduced to me by music sensation Xray during a music recording session of the hit song Sipangwingwi at the Deputy President’s residence in Karen," he said.
The president said he recalls with fondness the calm and collected demeanour of the late producer.
He said it was because of his immense talent that he became an acclaimed music producer.
"It is disheartening that we have lost Byron at a prime age. We are comforted by the fact that his works of art will live on. To the family, friends and fans, accept our sincere condolences. Rest In Peace, Byron," President Ruto said.
Byron Kivisi’s sudden passing sent shockwaves leaving his family, the entire music industry and fans in a state of grief.
Through a statement released by his family, they expressed their deep sorrow and provided insight into the cause of his tragic death.
Kivisi's contributions to the music industry dominated the music charts and found their way into the political sphere.
'Sipangwingwi' was used by President Ruto during his 2022 campaigns.
He collaborated with some of the most prominent rappers in the country, including Trio Mio, Mejja, X-Ray, and Ssaru.