One of the daughters of celebrated Benga musician Jimmy Wayuni has revealed that she was not that close to him.
In a tweet that has since gone viral, award winning filmmaker Mercy Murugi reveals that for the longest time she would have loved Jimmy to play the role of daddy.
“I knew his music before he introduced himself as my father. It was a strange thing to process.”
“How do you mourn a man you had barely known? How do you mourn the man you called biological father but fought so much with him for the title of Dad that he wanted, but you felt he was yet to earn?”
“What many never knew is Jimmy Wayuni is my biological father. And now he’s gone.”
Jimmy lost his life yestsrday night in a tragic car accident along Thika Road.
Mercy paid tribute to the fallen icon.
“Rest in peace Jimmy Wayuni Githinji. Ours was a complicated father – daughter relationship. Both of us headstrong. Prolly got it from you. That and my eyes. Rest easy.