Thousands of fans paid tribute to popular Mugithi artiste Paul Mwangi alias Salim Junior in Subukia yesterday.

Politicians, artistes and fans graced the burial ceremony for the musician considered to have revolutionised Kikuyu music through his renditions of both secular and gospel tunes.

The sleepy Subukia trading centre came to life as the convoy made its way into Subukia market park for the funeral service.

Four guitars were placed around the 40-year-old’s coffin as thousands of music fans braved the scorching sun to pay last respects to Salim.

Photos: Boniface Thuku/Standard