Lusaka Leads Leaders in Mourning Papa Shirandula

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Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka on Saturday joined the rest of leaders from Western Kenya in mourning the death of thespian Papa Shirandula.

Taking to his social media accounts, the former Bungoma Governor and thespian himself mourned the Vlveteran TV star Charles Bukeko as “an icon that pulled himself up by his bootstraps to become a household name.”

“His life story gives hope to thousands of aspiring actors and all those in the performing arts. He was a gifted comedian, versatile director and talented thespian whose contribution to the field of acting will be remembered forever,” said Lusaka.

Lusaka also added that the continent will miss his signature hearty and contagious laugh whenever he graced TV screens.

“Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to his family, friends and legion of fans.”

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa also hailed Bukeko as a role model to the youths.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, who leads Bukeko’s county of birth, described the comedian as an icon of humour and hope.

Papa Shirandula died on Saturday morning while under medication at Karen Hospital where he had been admitted for close to a week.

Royal Media Services Chairman Wachira Waruru sent his condolences to the family, friends and relatives.

Before his death, Bukeko was acting as Papa Shirandula in the Citizen TV comedy series by the same name.

The 58 year old is survived by wife and three children.

We wish the family, friends and relatives God’s strength during this trying moment.

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Simiyu Wakajuaness

Simiyu Wakajuaness is the founder of this news site, a scriptwriter, actor and stage director with ardent passion in media and public relations in this digital world. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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