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Celebrity deaths 2020: The famous faces we said goodbye to

Papa Shirandula

Veteran actor Charles Bukeko, alias Papa Shirandula’s untimely death shocked the country.

The thespian succumbed to COVID-19 after he was rushed to the hospital.

According to his wife Beatrice Andega, Papa died outside Karen hospital while awaiting admission.

The deceased was the main face behind Citizen TV comedy Papa Shirandula.

He died at the age of 58.

Lady Maureen

Also known as the ‘queen of Ohangla,’ Lady Maureen passed on on July 11 at Uriri, Migori County after a long illness.

The talented musician had been in and out of the hospital for the previous three years battling different ailments.

She was recuperating at home when she died.

Othuol Othuol

The popular Churchill show comedian succumbed to brain tumour on October 11 at Kenyatta National Hospital.

He he had been scheduled to undergo an operation.

Prior to his death, Othuol had been battling alcoholism for years that had adversely affected his general health and lifestyle.


Comedian Joseph Musyoka Kivundu, alias Kasee passed away in July 2020.

According to an autopsy report, the funny man had been poisoned after a drinking spree.

His body was found by a road leading to his home in Kinoo area.

Papa Dennis

Dennis Mwangi, alias Papa Dennis’ lifeless body was found in the early hours of Saturday February 8 at a complex in Pangani, Nairobi.

According to police, the 2018 AFRIMMA awards winner for best gospel act, jumped to his death from the 7th floor of the said building.

The building housed the studio where Papa had been living after going broke.

The police indicated the cause of his death as suicidal due to depression.

Abenny Jachiga

The ohangla and benga star died while undergoing treatment at St Jairus Hospital in Kisumu.

The singer had been admitted after developing breathing complications at his rural home Chiga in Kisumu.

Jachiga had earlier on been rushed to Agha Khan Hospital, Kisumu where doctors discovered that his kidneys had been infected.

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    Written by James Mulanda

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