Kenyan singer dies, news shocks many as she was “full of health”

LAETY [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Kenyan singer Laety Hera has died, a source close to her family has confirmed.

News about her death broke on June 1, when a close friend of the late Laety, namely Moses Matiba, shared the information on his Instagram page.

Matiba wrote: “Mourning the death of this beautiful soul, Leity, one of Calif Records pioneer singers, I am so shocked, famous for her appearance on Flexx’s track “Namba zako” and Brayo’s “Siwezi mind” back in the early 2000’s.

“She was a great buddy of mine, just the other day, she WhatsApped (sic) me her new track. Of late, she had changed her style of music to afro-fusion and had captured several photos of her performances.

“When I was unfortunately robbed my camera equipment last year, she was one of the first people to lend me a hand to get back on my feet. Death is so cruel, why do the good people die young? R.I.P @laetygram. I just can’t believe it.”

eDaily reached out to Calif Records producer, Clemo, for comment; and this is what he said: “I am not yet aware of what led to her death. The information I have is that she passed on unexpectedly. She was not ill at all. She passed on at her home in Nairobi.”

Kenyan singer Juacali, who once worked alongside Laety while at Calif Records, told eDaily: “I have learnt about Laety’s death with great shock. Though I am far away from Nairobi, my heart goes out to her family.”

Singer Laety sprung into public limelight in 2007, when she released a hit collabo titled Nambo Yako featuring Kenyan rapper, Flexx.

She went on to record other songs before changing her style of music to Afro Fusion. Last month, she released a song titled Alamo.

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