Kenyans mourn fallen comedian, Papa Shirandula
The entertainment industry has been plunged into mourning following the death of TV Star Charles Bukeko, popularly known as Papa Shirandula.
Papa took his last breath on Saturday morning while being rushed to Karen Hospital.
Players in the Kenyan entertainment industry sent messages of condolences to the family and loved ones of the late actor.
Some like comedian Jalang’o thanked the fallen entertainer for holding his hands in the industry.
Here’s what they had to say:
Breaking!!!! Papa Shirandula (Charles Bukeko) of the television series Papa Shirandula is dead. Condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/VbiveK4OD3
— Lindah Oguttu (@lindahoguttu) July 18, 2020
— KING KAKA (@RabbitTheKing) July 18, 2020
Rest in peace Charles Bukeko alias Papa Shirandula. You were a self-made man who epitomised the joy and optimism of Kenyans. You made a huge contribution to the entertainment industry in Kenya. We will miss you. May God give peace, comfort and strength to your family and fans.
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) July 18, 2020
A sad day indeed..Charles Bukeko has gone to be with the Lord..my condolences to his family and friends..Rest well Papa
— Churchill (@MwalimChurchill) July 18, 2020
A legend has rested😔 https://t.co/MDv6RzzwnA
— #TeamShaffie (@ShaffieWeru) July 18, 2020
Rest In Peace Charles Bukeko 🙏 Thank you for the laughter that you brought to houses of many Kenyans. Safari salama Papa Shirandula. Praying for peace and comfort for your family and friends. pic.twitter.com/B9BOWUqaUL
— DJ SADIC 🕊 (@DJSADIC) July 18, 2020
The 58-year-old actor leaves behind a wife, Beatrice Ebbie Andega, and three children; Tony, Charlie and Wendy.