Benga musician John Ng’ang’a, alias John DeMathew, has perished in road crash at Blue Post this evening.
Confirming the incident, Gatanga MP Nduati Ngugi said DeMathew was coming from a harambee in support of fellow musician Peter Kigia, held at Metro Bar.
Mr Ngugi said DeMathew rammed into a lorry. He was alone in the car. He added that the musician was pronounced dead on arrival at Thika Nursing Home.
Until his demise, he was the chairperson of the newly-launched Tamco Sacco that aims to uplift the welfare of musicians.
“We want to come together and join a Sacco to pool resources together so that when we die, our families do not resort to harambees to give us a decent send-off,” he said early this year at Thika Greens during the launch.
We at Newsline.co.ke send our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fans of the late musician.