It is a sad day for the music community, the queen of Ohangla Lady Maureen is dead after a long illness. The talented singer Maureen Achieng has been sick for quite a long period of time. She has been in and out of hospital with the latest being at a Migori hospital.
The news that she is dead has been confirmed by her family members.Weeks ago, the musician was ‘killed’ on Social Media only to come out and note that she was alive though sick.
The Kogalo Gor Mahia hit maker and Baba While You were Away songstress started ailing 4 years ago and has been on and off hospital. Two years ago, she was admitted at Kasarani’s St. Francis Hospital where she stayed for about a month. She had a bulging bill which was settled by close associates of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Lady Maureen was also reported sick last year and was admitted at a hospital in Migori. It took the intervention of Benga maestro Dola Kabarry’s wife Conney Kabarry to help settle the hospital bill and help her settle under a roof.
The same happened months later when she was admitted in a Kisumu hospital. She had a huge bill which had to be settled by Akothee Madam Boss. The Akothee Safaris boss took it upon herself to help the Nyar Ng’ato band leader after noting that she had been abandoned by even close friends and politicians who enjoyed her support when she was healthy.
The Queen of Ohangla came out weeks ago through a friend Hon Dan Adongo to request for an Interview which was granted by Citizen TV immediately thereafter. She assured the country that she was okay and was currently living with her relative as she waited to regain her strength and get back on the musical stage.
Her death today is a great blow to ohangla music fans after they lost Abenny Jachiga and Omondi Long’ Lilo in a span of less than a month. She introduced the late Abenny Jachiga to the game.
The ‘Jehova Iber’ hit-maker has left behind several songs to her name including some of the well political songs praising the ODM Leader Raila Odinga and a few other Luo politicians.