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Thursday, May 28, 2020 – The widow of celebrated Kikuyu Musician, Jimmy Wayuni Githinji, has recounted her last moments with the benga maestro before he perished in a grisly road accident on Wednesday along Thika Road.
Ms Rosemary Wambui, 37, has revealed that she last spoke with her late husband in the morning as she left for work.
“We were at home.”
“He was happy and nothing looked out of the ordinary,” Ms Wambui said at Kahawa Sukari Police Station, where she had gone to record a statement.
However, she became anxious late that day at 9.30pm as her husband had not arrived at home.
“I tried calling him several times to no avail.”
“The call was going through but he wasn’t picking it.”
“Later, his phone went off.”
“I suspected something was amiss,” she said.
Ms Wambui added that she received the sad news from friends who called her on Wednesday morning informing her that her husband had died in a road accident.
“He was a loving husband and father of our two children.”
“A very generous man indeed,” she said
The singer, known for hit songs such as Airìtu a Ruiru, Anisa, Karenjù and Mama Sululu, was headed to Nairobi from Ruiru when his car rammed into a lorry near Githurai 45.
According to Ruiru OCPD Phineas Ringera, the musician was attempting to enter a service lane from Thika Road when the vehicle hit the lorry.
“He was taken to St Joseph Hospital with serious injuries but died as he was being treated,” the police chief said.
The body was taken to Kenyatta University Funeral Home while the wreckage of the car was towed to Kahawa Sukari Police Post.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.