Pallbearers, led by Churchill Show host Daniel Ndambuki (second right), carrying the coffin of Emmanuel Makori aka Ayeiya during his burial in Kisii County. PHOTO | COURTESYPallbearers, led by Churchill Show host Daniel Ndambuki (second right), carrying the coffin of Emmanuel Makori aka Ayeiya during his burial in Kisii County. PHOTO | COURTESY
By MWENDE KASUJJA

A somber mood engulfed Kijauri in Nyasiongo as comedian Emmanuel Makori aka Ayeiya’s family laid him to rest alongside his grandmother.

The burial ceremony for the two was conducted simultaneously in a service attended by family and friends including comedians from Laugh Industry.

The comedian died in a road accident on April 13 after a recording of the Churchill Show while his grandmother, Ms Maryrose Nyambane died on April 9 following a long battle with throat cancer.

Pallbearers, led by Churchill Show host Daniel Ndambuki (second right), carrying the coffin of Emmanuel Makori aka Ayeiya during his burial in Kisii County. PHOTO | COURTESY

Pallbearers, led by Churchill Show host Daniel Ndambuki (second right), carrying the coffin of Emmanuel Makori aka Ayeiya during his burial in Kisii County. PHOTO | COURTESY

Ayeiya’s wife and colleagues who were in the same car survived the accident and were admitted in hospital.

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Ayeiya’s pallbearers were his colleagues from Churchill Show including his boss Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill.

Mourners who attended the burial of comedian Emmanuel Makori aka Ayeiya and his grandmother. PHOTO | COURTESY

Mourners who attended the burial of comedian Emmanuel Makori aka Ayeiya and his grandmother. PHOTO | COURTESY

His grandmother’s body was escorted by women’s guild church group and the two caskets were placed next to each other.

On Wednesday, a memorial service for Ayeiya was held at the Nairobi Pentecostal Church, Karen.

Some of Emmanuel Makori's colleague from Churchill Show during the burial. PHOTO | COURTESY

Some of Emmanuel Makori’s colleague from Churchill Show during the burial. PHOTO | COURTESY

The comedian’s colleagues on Thursday recorded a special tribute edition of the Churchill Show to celebrate his life and times.

Photos of the Friday burial have been shared online showing his colleagues dressed in black t-shirts bearing his sketched image.

May their souls rest in peace.

Some of the mourners who attended the burial of comedian Emmanuel Makori aka Ayeiya and his grandmother. PHOTO | COURTESY

Some of the mourners who attended the burial of comedian Emmanuel Makori aka Ayeiya and his grandmother. PHOTO | COURTESY