Popular Mugithi musician Timothy Njuguna popularly known as Mighty Salim passed on yesterday evening. The heartbreaking news about his death was confirmed by his younger sister Sarafina Salim who posted 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,” Sarafina wrote.
Yesterday, his younger brother Salim Young recounted his interaction with Mighty the day before he died during the anniversary of their elder brother Salim Junior at 022 Gardens in Kiambu County.
“Just the other day brother at 022 Kamiti Road for Salim Junior’s anniversary you drove us to Kiamumbi…Shine on your way bro,” posted Young.
In 2003, he was diagnosed with diabetes, a condition which he managed over the years until he started getting sickly. It was then that doctors diagnosed him with kidney failure.
Before his death, the deceased castigated his fellow artistes and politicians for turning a blind eye on the people who ask for medical aid from them.
He took issue with politicians who failed to pick his calls or those who made him visit their offices in the push for medical aid but ended up failing him.he said that there was a politician who issued him a fake cheque when he sought for his help.Here is his post:
“Allow me to speak my heart coz this hurts so much…radio stations & presenter…politicians…sio vizuri kuignore msanii wakati ako na shida na akiaga mnakuwa first kutangaza na kuomboleza. Nimezunguka kwenyu sana na simu nimepiga nyingi kwenu and I might not succeed or leave forever.
Maisha yangu iko mikonono mwa mungu wangu nife ama niishi ni mapenzi yake mola…but hii sio poa kama huwezi nisaidia nikiwa uhai, hata nikifa usikuje. Maiti hakuhitaji na hahitaji pesa,” part of the post read.
Mighty was well-known for his style of music one-man-guitar and hit songs among them Jira ndukadiga (Tell me you won’t leave me), Kana Gakwa (My Child) among others.