Departed Kenyan-born singer Christian Longomba is set to be laid to rest in the US, where he died over the weekend.
Christian, the one-half of the Longombas music duo that dominated the Kenyan airwaves in the 2000s, will be buried in California on Thursday.
He will be interred in a short ceremony that will be attended by family members and close friends, sources told The Standard. Producer J Blessings is among a few Kenyan music industry players who flew to the US on Wednesday to attend the funeral.
“I will be attending the burial. The family has been very close to me and it is only reasonable that I go and give my brother a good send-off,” J Blessing told The Standard.
Christian, who was battling a recurrent brain tumor, passed away in Los Angeles on Saturday in the presence of his twin brother Lovy Longomba.
In 2015, the deceased suffered a seizure and was rushed to hospital in the US, where he was diagnosed with falx and parasagittal meningioma. His family said neurosurgeons found a large tumor close to his sinuses.
Although the first surgery to remove the tumor was successful, Christian had to undergo a second operation after doctors discovered blood clots in his brain.
Dondosa, Queen, Vuta Pumz, Shika More, and Piga Makofi are some of the popular hits by the Longombas.