Lydia Achieng Abura died on Thursday, October 20, at the Kenyatta Hospital private wing where she was receiving treatment.
Before her death, the legendary Afro-fusion musician was going through a troubling time if her Facebook post dated October 7, 2016, is anything to go by.
“I have lost over 50 kgs in the last three years. Everything is hanging and weak. Walking is a problem with pains all over. Doctor says I must add 30 kgs then lose it as I exercise and firm up. The irony of life. I was not even losing weight intentionally! I allowed life to get the better of me. Learn from my mistakes,” Achieng said as quoted by Tuko.
But before that, the songstress had discussed about an unpleasant phase of her life.
Abura had revealed earlier to writer Biko Zulu that she was going through so much pain after seeing her son suffer from sickle cell anemia, a condition that needed huge sums of money to treat.
She talked of how she called for Harambees to raise money for the treatment of her son, Prince, but how those with money let her down, they never showed up.
Only those without money, her true friends, are the ones who supported her.
Prior to her interview with Biko, the former TPF judge had released a very powerful song whose lyrics tell of how she has encountered fake friends in life.
In the emotional piece, Achieng’ gives a premonition of her death. The song was posted on oher Facebook page in February 2016.
In the song, she narrates how she has encountered enough pretenders in her life and that time had come for her to leave. She said she was fed up.
Achieng has been ailing and was admitted at the KNH before she died yesterday on Mashujaa Day at 6pm.
Among those who criticised Kenyans for their hypocrisy was flamboyant lawyer Donald Kipkorir who noted the same people now want to own her in their droves when she is dead but failed her terribly when she needed them most.
“Death of Achieng’ Abura exposes our hypocrisy,” Kipkorir said.
Below is the song: