Joseph Kamaru’s Burial Unites Country as Leaders Pay Tribute to a Towering Songster (Photos)


Hundreds of mourners gathered at Muthithi Primary School in Murang’a County for the burial of veteran musician Joseph Kamaru who died last week.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and Opposition Raila Odinga were among the senior leaders in attendance.

The burial was also dominated by more than 50 musicians most of whom were inspired by Mr Kamaru and interacted with him during his long career.

Among the musicians in attendance were Epha Maina, Musaimo wa Njeri, Ken wa Maria, Mburu wa Wanja, Peter Kigia, Gachathi wa Thuo, Kamande wa Kioi, Ben Githae, Loise Kim and Shiru wa GP

Mr Kamaru performed during the wedding reception of President Kenyatta and his wife in 1990.