The late Salim Junior’s family is currently embroiled in a nasty tussle over the late singers’s hefty funeral contributions
The singers father and his two children have refused to have the money released to anyone other than them
The late Salim Junior’s immediate family is currently embroiled in a nasty tussle as they look to divide among themselves, monies contributed towards his funeral by Kenyans among them, Uhuru Kenyatta.
It has emerged that the late Mugithi singer had three wives who have been kicked out to curb by the late singer’s siblings; Sarafina Salim Mighty Salim and their father Joe Salim.
Ghafla, which first broke the story, learnt that Salim Junior’s three wives, Mama Tasha, Nelly, and Judy had been kept in the dark on the proceedings of how the money was going be distributed.
A source who spoke to Ghafla revealed that a committee which convened after the singer was interred, failed to reach an agreement of having the money divided among the three wives of the late singer.
Joe Salim and his son, Mighty Salim went ahead and refused to attend any other committee meetings if the deliberations on the said meetings were not on releasing the money to them.
When the singer passed on, Kenyans, drawn by the love for his music’s unique style contributed hundreds of thousands in order to give the one-man-guitar king, the send off he deserved.
Uhuru Kenyatta, a fan of the late musician, sent his contribution of KSh 500,000. The committee had deemed it fair to share the proceeds from the funeral with his three wives who have his children.
The family on the other hand, has accused the wives of being opportunists who abandoned the singer when he fell ill but resurfaced when they heard that there was money in the offing.
Salim Junior is famed for re-mixing popular Kikuyu songs and for introducing the famous one man guitar style of music. Junior remixed both secular and gospel songs.