Kenyan musicians died before 25

Here are 2 famous musicians from Kenya died before 25:

Samuel Wanjiru

Samuel Wanjiru (November 10, 1986 Nyahururu-May 15, 2011 Nyahururu) was a Kenyan athlete.

He specialized in long-distance running, particularly in the marathon event. Wanjiru is most notable for winning the gold medal in the marathon event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he set an Olympic record with a time of 2:06:32. He also won the 2009 London Marathon and the 2010 Chicago Marathon. Wanjiru was known for his aggressive running style and was admired for his tenacity and determination. He tragically passed away at the young age of 24, due to a fall from a balcony in his home in Kenya. His death was a shock to the running world, and he is still remembered as one of Kenya's greatest marathon runners.

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E-Sir (May 20, 1981 Nairobi-March 16, 2003 Great Rift Valley, Kenya) was a Kenyan rapper.

He was born Issah Mmari Wangui and grew up in the low-income neighborhood of California Estate in Nairobi. E-Sir began his music career in the early 2000s and quickly gained popularity for his unique style and meaningful lyrics.

He released his debut album "Nimefika" in 2001, which featured hits such as "Jo" and "Pete". E-Sir's second album "Boomba Train" was released in 2003 and became an instant hit, containing popular songs such as "Moss Moss" and "Hamunitishi".

Sadly, E-Sir's life was cut short at the age of 21 when he died in a car accident on his way back to Nairobi from a concert in Nakuru. His death was a great loss to the Kenyan music industry, but his legacy lives on through his music which continues to inspire and influence generations of Kenyan artists.

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