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Benga musician Onsongo O'Mosongo is dead

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Renowned benga musician Bernard Onsongo Omwansa aka Onsongo O’Mosongo is dead. He was 41.

Mr Onsongo died on Wednesday at St Francis Hospital in Kasarani, Nairobi after a long illness.

Mr Onsongo hailed from Bogichora Ward in Nyamira County, where he was a one term councillor between 2007-2013.

He was a member of the Bana Sungusia Band which was founded by George Kenyatta.

His friend and former fellow band member Joseph Nyakweba says he has no words to describe the blow they have suffered following his death.

“We worked with him for over 18 years and even after I left the band to form my own, Kwasakwasa, we remained friends,” he said.  

The late musician will be remembered for his hit song “Amasomo” which tackled the issue of indiscipline among students.