Mwangi Luke
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Popular Kikuyu benga musician Albert Gacheru has passed on.

Gacheru died on Monday night at the Kenyatta National Hospital at the age of 59 following a long illness.

The musician sang the Mwendwa wakwa Mariru and Mumunya hit songs in the early 1990s that propelled him into national and regional fame and was the envy of many musicians.

More Gacheru hit songs include; Mumunya, Hurry Hurry Waithera, Nindaguteire and Indo Ciakwa.

His songs were played locally and internationally having played at the voice of America.

At the age of 50, the musician entroled at the Mount Kenya University to pursue law. In 2016, Gacheru graduated and proceeded to the Kenya School of Law.


While appearing at a previous interview, Gacheru revealed he was taking law in order enforce laws so that people can stop pirating his songs.


“I realised that this country has enough laws but few people, even those in business, understand the laws that relate to their businesses. I want to bring about a change in the laws governing copyright and social economic affairs of the country,” he stated in a previous interview.

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Albert Gacheru: Mwendwa wakwa Mariru hitmaker dies