True Blaq Events founder Big Kev, who died on Saturday, inspired a generation, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said in his condolence message.
Big Kev, real name Kevin Ombajo, died at Nairobi Hospital after battling a brain tumor since 2006.
He had lost his eyesight due to the many surgeries he underwent.
“Saddened by Big Kev’s passing. Against all odds you prevailed again and again,” Uhuru said on Saturday evening.
Kenyans on Twitter mourned with Big Kev’s family saying he had a big heart and will be missed.
“RIP, Big Kev. You fought a good fight. May the Lord rest your soul in eternal peace,” said [email protected]‘.
[email protected]_BOBI’ said the entertainer played a major role in making Kenya better.
“You fought the good fight, You finished the race, You kept the faith,” said [email protected]‘.
Another termed him the biggest event organiser who contributed much to the country’s music and showbiz industry.
Ciru Muriuki said: “The one guy who would pick calls when no one else would. A great mentor. An icon. Sleep well, gallant warrior.”