Albert Gacheru Wamaitu a local Kenyan musian dies at the age of 59. His family confirmed his death this morning saying he succumbed after a long battle with some illness in the hospital. The news of his demise were first announced to Kenyans by Jeff Kuria of Kameme FM.
Despite him being a vernacular artist his songs were loved internationally and were played on foreign radio stations like Voice of America. He was well known for his hit song “Mwendwa Wakwa Mariru" which hit in the 1990s and is still a favourite to many. His other popular songs include; Mumunya, Nindaguteire, Indo ciakwa, Hurry Hurry Waithera and many more.
Gacheru owned a studio production Called ‘Wamaitu’ and have produce songs for popular artist like the late John De'mathew and Queen Jane.
Gacheru was challenged by piracy of his songs and wanted a way to curb it. He enrolled for a law degree at Mount Kenya University at the age of 50 so that he could understand how the complex copyright law works to enable him defend his work and save the music industry. Afterwards he graduated and joined the Kenya School of Law in 2016.
He has left behind a wife and 3 children.
Fellow artists and Kenyans took to social media their condolence messages to the friends and family. May the Lord God remember the family of Albert Gacheru at this trying moments when they have been left with their loved one. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
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