The family of the late Ohangla Queen Maureen Acheing, popularly known as Lady Maureen ‘has pleaded with the Kenyan government to help them give their kin a befitting send-off.
The late musician’s mother, Margaret Atieno, said the government should relax the new Covid-19 preventive measures for gatherings and allow them to give Lady Maureen the be-fitting burial she deserves.
According to reports, the family doesn’t want what happened in the burial of late ohangla musician Abenny Jachiga to happen to their own Lady Maureen.
Jachiga was buried in the wee hours of the night with only his brother as a witness as he took the final bow.
The family noted that since the Wangni Wabiro hitmaker did not die of Covid-19, they should be allowed to prepare for the burial that befits her status in the community as she was their torchbearer.
The mourning mother further asked politicians, well-wishers, and the songstress’ fans to support them in their funeral arrangements.
Lady Maureen died at her cousin’s home in Uriri, Migori County, on Friday night, a week after she was discharged from hospital.
The versatile and stylish artist has been sick for several months and has been in and out of the hospital with several fans and supporters coming out to help her.
However, her mother said her first daughter had a premonition about her death when she told her she was losing hope of ever getting well four days before her departure.
The Ohangla Queen becomes the third Luo artist to die in the last two months after Abenny Jachinga and Omondi Long Lilo also died after battling with sicknesses.
Since the musician was announced dead yesterday, tributes have poured in from different people, including leaders and fellow artists.
Former Prime Minister and Gor Mahia Patron Raila Odinga led the condolence messages describing Lady Maureen as an immensely talented and dynamic musician who was always adapting to new trends in the very competitive music industry.