Legendary Kikuyu musician Jimmy Wayuni is dead.

According to reports on social media, Wayuni was involved in a road accident last night at Wendani in Thika Road.

At the time of the accident, he was with a friend who escaped unhurt.

His famous songs includes 'Airitu a Ruiru' which warns against prostitutes, Mama Sululu among others.

Gospel musician Loise Kim wrote;

A sad morning, it is, We have lost another #KIKUYU_BENGA_ARTIST....(through an accident) Jimmy wa wayuni.........

Condolences to the Family and Music fraternity at large. Rest in peace legend.😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

Lord have mercy!

Martin Waweru:

"A man I held with soo much respect n high esteem, a father figure to me, a mentor, a giver, a cheerful man with a clean heart n a person you will never be bored when with him. Whenever I needed your support you were always there and willing to support. You lived your life to the best of your ability but God had a better plan for you n had to leave us. Our hearts are broken, our cries are far from over but one thing we know is that you are in a better place and have re-united with your maker.

Just barely two weeks ago I shared with you a video when you were entertaining guest at my Dads wedding back in 1993 and didnt know that that was going to be our last conversation with you.

It's hard to say goodbye Jimmy Wayuni Githinji. May your soul rest in eternal peace."

From us at Mpasho we send our sincere condolences to Jimmy's family, friends and fans.

May he rest with the angels.

Here are photos from the accident scene.