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Gospel singer Peter Kaberere dies in car wash accident

Gospel musician Peter Kaberere died on Sunday after being electrocuted in a freak accident at his Nairobi car wash.

Confirming the circumstance of his death, Crossover presenter DJ Mo said the singer was electrocuted at his car wash located near Lower Kabete while cleaning his car.

“There was a fault in the car washing machine equipment that led to his electrocution,” he said.

The singer,  well known for his 2011 hit ‘Kiburi ni cha nini?’, has left behind his expectant wife Njesh Kahura and a son.

His wife posted on Facebook: “To God be the Glory!be encouraged Peter Kaberere lived a full and large life and is now with the angels…His work has been completed here on earth. ..those who were touched by his music. were touched by God. ..those that do not know God this is the time….”

Mr Kaberere was a gospel artist and operations manager at Mo Sound Limited, the company that hosts the annual gospel awards Groove Awards.

An announcement on Groove Awards official Facebook page stated: “It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that our brother ‘Kabz’ Antony Peter Kaberere has gone home to be with the Lord. Gone too soon. Pray for his family.”

Mr Kaberere started his gospel music in Zaidi ya Mziki group and later went solo. 

He released songs such as ‘Natamani’ with Eunice Njeri , ‘Just A Way’ with Mr Vee and recently ‘Mwanake’ with Benachi.

The singer’s body is at Lee Funeral Home and the family is yet to communicate on burial date.