It is with profound sorrow and humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the sudden passing to Glory of Bartholomew “Kanda” Aburi, (K-Star) of Jersey City, New Jersey.


Kanda as he was known was called to the Lord early yesterday morning, Monday, March 31st 2014. He was found unresponsive in bed by his mother as she made her routinely check on her children before she left for work in the morning. He was rushed to Jersey City Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.


Left to mourn him are his parents, Mr. Aloys and Mrs. Martha Aburi and his sister, Esther Aburi all of Jersey City, New Jersey and a host of relatives in Kenya.


He was a parishoner of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Jersey City and was a beloved member and the piano player of the St. Patrick’s Jumuia Choir and The New Jersey Catholic Community Choir.


Kanda was also the popular Recording Artist known as K-Star (Kenyan Star) who sung and produced various singles through his Msanii Productions label and was popular in the East African community in the US.

He had just returned to New Jersey that Sunday, from a weekend trip to Maryland where he had performed.


Kanda went Gusii Highlights Primary School up to the 7th grade and when his family relocated to the USA in Nov 2003, he joined Nicolas Copernicus No. 25 Elementary School and William L. Dickenson High School in Jersey City.


He was a Mechanical Engineering student at Essex County Community College in Newark, New Jersey and worked part time as a Sanitation Officer for the Jersey City Police Department.


Family, friends and well wishers are meeting daily for prayers, support and funeral arrangements at his parents’ residence: 267 Clerk Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304


After 5:00pm, visitors to the Aburi residence can park at the St. Patrick’s Church/ School Parking Lot, 509 Bramhall Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304


                                 Eternal rest, grant unto Bartholomew O Lord 

and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, 
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen 
For more info, ps contact

George Marucha                    201 779 8505

Jeremiah Simon                     201 704 1189

Fr. Chris Isinta                       201 401 7695

Fr. Alphonse Kariuki              732 685 1098

Dennis Omandi                      201 993 3737

Lawrence Omboto                 551 208 4788

Mrs. Mary Muturi                  908 416 0281

Maria Kioko                          201 320 3048

Hellen Nyamiaka                    201 388 0095

Nathan Mongesa                    201 780 1260

Dr. David Matara                   609 424 6235

Kepha Nunda                         201 780 7253

Zachary Moitui                       201 889 3636

Jeremiah Getubi                      201 206 3712

William Nyamongo                  201 988 0411

Francis Gechuki                      201 622 8905

Albert Ondari                          201-467-1496


More details will be send to all after more arrangements are made.

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