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Thousands of Mourners Attend Solemn Mass Of Music Maestro Larry Kasinga (I-Man)

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Over thirty thousand mourners gathered at Our Lady of Protection Museve Shrine in Kitui Central to bid farewell to the late Larry Kasinga, fondly known as I-Man. His untimely demise in a tragic road accident along the Mutomo-Kibwezi road on May 2nd, 2024, shocked and saddened many.

Following a solemn mass, Larry was laid to rest at his family’s ancestral home in Umuu village, Kwa Ukungu Sub Location, within Kyangwithya East ward. It was a poignant moment as friends, family, and fans paid their last respects to a young life taken too soon.

Born on October 18th, 1999, in Umuu Village, Larry was the beloved firstborn son of Hillary Kimanzi Kasinga and Teresia Ngami Kasinga. He shared a close bond with his sister, Mary Mukai Kimanzi, affectionately known as Chiri.

Larry’s educational journey began at Stellamaris Academy for his primary education, followed by Matinyani Boys High School and later Katangi Boys High School for his secondary studies. Fuelled by his passion for music, he pursued further studies in music production, videography, and film production at the African Digital Media Institute (ADMI).

With a thirst for entrepreneurship, Larry pursued a degree in business management at K.C.A University, laying the groundwork for his future endeavors. He was not only a talented musician but also a visionary businessman who founded BMS Studios and ventured into various business ventures, including Truth Foods and Booze.

Larry’s legacy in the music industry lives on through his popular tracks such as “Fatima,” “Energy,” “Bruk Off,” and “Kazi,” among others. His evolution into dancehall music under the name African Pablo showcased his versatility and creativity, earning him accolades as one of the best musicians of his time.

Beyond his artistic pursuits, Larry was deeply involved in his community and the business world. He was a respected contractor with the Kitui County Government, a director of YMPK, and a board member of Stellamaris Academy. Additionally, he generously supported local sports as the sponsor of the Kwa-Ukungu Football Club.

Larry Kasinga’s legacy transcends his music; he leaves behind a lasting impact as a talented artist, visionary entrepreneur, and community leader. Though his physical presence may be gone, his spirit and contributions will continue to inspire generations to come.

Among the multitude paying their respects were prominent political figures, including former Kitui governor Kaluki Ngilu, Kyangwithya East MCA Honorable Bonface Maundu Katumbi, Township MCA Honorable Daniel Ngoima Kimanzi, Nzambani MCA Honorable Joseph Musyoka Mbite, and numerous others.

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