Kikuyu musician Dick Njoroge Munyonyi famed for his song dubbed 'Firirinda' is appealing for medical support.
The popular singer who came into the limelight in 2021 after his song 'Firirinda' went viral 35 years after its release, is seeking Ksh1.5 million from well-wishers to undergo treatment noting that he has a throat infection.
In a statement shared on social media by one of his fellow singers, Kajei Salim gave details on how Kenyans can help the ailing musician.
"Dear friends, artistes, and fans of Dick Njoroge Munyonyi 'Firirinda'. I'm making this post in regard to a phone call I received from our legend Dick Munyonyi.
He reached out to me and told me he has been unwell for a while and he really needs our moral, mental, and mostly financial help to cater for his medical bills which are amounting to over Ksh1.5 million," Kajei Salim wrote.
"Dick and his family have organised a fundraising which will be held on November 26, 2022, at his residence in Githuya Village at 2:00 PM. Please let us support our legend now that he really needs us."
Njoroge's song became an instant hit after radio personality Jeff Kuria shared it on social media.
At the time, the song became an internet sensation and enjoyed a massive reception by netizens and even politicians taking over trend lists.
Most danced to it during social gatherings like weddings and dowry payment events.
Dick Munyonyi who began his career in 1971 is said to have performed during retired President Uhuru Kenyatta's wedding in 1989.
Early last year, MCSK boss Ezekiel Mutua pledged to start the pay bill kitty with Ksh 100K that would go into catering for the artiste's medical bill.
"It's all systems go at the Icon Gardens with the Firirinda legendary author Dickson Munyonyi and his band. We are here to stand with him in the fundraiser for his medical bill and to relaunch Firirinda!" Mutua wrote in February 2021.
Presided over the Firirida Concert to support Mzee Dickson Munyonyi pay his medical bills. We will support Mzee Dickson to re-launch the Firirinda song as part of supporting artistes who promote clean local content. pic.twitter.com/xemAi0cKX1— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) February 27, 2021