Popular Kikuyu Benga musician, Jimmy Githinji also famous among his fans as Wayuni is dead after a road accident on the night of waking up to today,26th May 2020.
Wayuni died in a night road crash at Githurai along the Thika Superhighway accompanied by fellow musician Kibandi Jacksam.
Wayuni whose death comes a few months after the death of John Dematthew which also occurred in a night road accident has left his fans shocked.
The car crash that occurred on the Thika Superhighway claiming benga artiste Wayuni’s life was triggered by a speeding vehicle that rammed into their side killing the artiste instantly.
Jacksam Kibandi who was being driven home by Wayuni at the time of the tragic accident in Githurai sustained injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.
News of Wayuni’s death have elicited overwhelming emotional responses from his fans in and out of the country as raised an alarm in the number of lives being lost on the roads.
Wayuni becomes the latest icon to lose his life in a road accident even as the media fraternity is yet to deal with the shock of the death of rugby cum radio personality Allan Makaka barely a week ago on Mombasa road.
Wayuni continues to be hailed as a talent musician who bloomed young musicians to the industry with hit mugithi songs such as Airìtu a Ruiru, Anisa, Karenjù, Mama Sululu and Utuire uhenagia, Utuire Uhenagia, Karenjù, Airìtu a Ruiru, Anisa, and Mama Sululu.
May the soul of Kikuyu Benga artist, James Githinji rest in peace and may his family find strength during this difficult moment.