Lady Maureen’s family asks for more time to grieve departed daughter

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, Jul 11th 2020 at 15:20
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Margaret Akinyi, mother to the late Ohangla musician Maureen Achieng aka Lady Maureen, has pleaded with the government to give her more time to mourn her departed daughter.

Speaking at their home in Kopanga village in Suna West, Migori, Akinyi said many people would want to be involved in the musician’s send-off.

“I would like to plead with the government to give us more time to mourn our daughter. She was loved by many and they all want to be part of her send-off.

Adding: “Up to now I do not have a house…I will bury her as her mother but I do not even know where I will bury her.”

She also thanked friends who stood with her daughter up until her last breath, asking them to continue with the same spirit during this mourning period.

Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the government has banned all forms of social gatherings and those organising funerals have also been asked to limit the number of attendees and conduct short services, with strict adherence to social distancing.

According to the family, Lady Maureen died at 3am on Saturday at Uriri, Migori County where she has been recuperating after leaving the hospital recently.

Led by ODM leader and Raila Odinga and Ida, followers of the artiste sent messages of condolence to the family after receiving the news of her demise.

Mama Ida described her as one of the most distinguished Ohangla hit composers, adding that the late was a talented musician who entertained and educated the people through her songs.

“I am shocked at the news of her death. She was one of the best composers of Ohangla hit songs, May her soul rest in peace,” said Ida.

Raila who is currently out of the country also took to his social media page to mourn the death of the musician.

“My condolences go out to the family, friends and fans of Lady Maureen. Achieng' was immensely talented and very dynamic; always adapting to new trends in very competitive music industry. May she Rest In Eternal Peace,” the ODM leader wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.

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