One of the greatest female Luo musicians Maureen Achieng, known to her fans as Lady Maureen, is dead. The musician who has been ailing for a long time passed on at 3 am on 11th July 2020 in Uriri, Migori where she was recovering after being discharged from Pastor Machage Memorial Hospital last month.
In his twitter message, Odinga who is currently in Dubai, described Lady Maureen as a talented and dynamic musician. “My condolences go out to the family, friends and fans of Lady Maureen. Achieng’ was immensely talented and very dynamic; always adapting to new trends in a very competitive music industry. May she Rest In Eternal Peace,” wrote Odinga.
Lady Maureen composed some of the most political songs in praise of the ODM leader such as “Akuru Marachar” in which he praises Raila Odinga for bringing devolution among other benefits to the Luo community and the nation at large.
Lady Maureen’s death comes few weeks after the death of other Luo Musicians Abenny Jachiga and Omondi Long Lilo. Abenny Jachiga was controversially buried at night under tight security in Kisumu in a move criticised by fellow musicians and his many fans who demanded a decent burial for the ohangla cultural icon.
Lady Maureen’s last song was a gospel song entitled “Abiro Iri” translated as “Am Coming to you” perhaps prophesying her imminent death.