Mugithi musician Mighty Salim is dead.

Kenyans on social media are mourning popular Mugithi musician Timothy Njuguna alias Mighty Salim following his death on Sunday, January 24, 2021. News about his demise was confirmed by his younger sister Sarafina Salim who announced on her social media accounts.

"There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. Rest well my brother Njuguna," said Sarafina.

Mighty succumbed to kidney failure after years of battling diabetes. He was popularly known for his hit songs such as Jira ndukadiga (Tell me you won't leave me) and Kana Gakwa (My Child).

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Mighty Salim is dead.

The singer was first diagnosed with diabetes in 2003, and later, in 2018, reports emerged that he had kidney failure and put in dialysis. His family asked well-wishers to help raise funds for the bills, which amounted to 2.5 million.

Mighty Salim's death came just a day after he marked the fifth anniversary of his brother Paul Mwangi alias Salim Junior's death. The latter died on January 23, 2016, after a short illness.

Heartbroken Mugithi fans took to social media to pass their condolences. Here's how some of them reacted to Mighty Salim's death.

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