Popular Kikuyu singer Dick Munyonyi is Dead. The musician who is well known for his song 'Firirinda' died while receiving treatment at Gatundu level 5 hospital.

The singer has grappled with persistent health issues over the years, having contracted tuberculosis shortly after the release of 'Firirinda' in 1986. 

Munyonyi also performed at former president, Uhuru Kenyatta's wedding in 1989.

Dick Munyonyi came into the public limelight in 2021 after his song 'Firirinda' made headlines on social media after a radio presenter who works for a local radio station, Jeff Kuria shared it on social media and took the internet by storm.

Firirinda is a traditional song that shows the warmth and joy of welcoming visitors and trended for months in Kenya especially on Twitter almost 35 years after its release.

The song got everyone dancing to the tune including politicians as on February 23 Murang’a MCA’s danced to the song after passing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill. It also became a common song during wedding and dowry payment events.

He is known for other hits such Msongamano, Mombasa, Ngurunga, Loan, Kimumbo and more.

Dick Munyonyi will always be remembered for his incredible talent and his music will remain alive in our hearts and minds.

Condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace.