The luhya born actor Papa Shirandula is a trust account from covid-19 after a battle at the Karen Hospital.
The COVID-19 pandemic reached Kenya on March 15, 2020 with the initial cases reported in the capital city Nairobi and in the coastal area Mombasa county.
The number of cases of the disease in Kenya has continued to rise by hundreds every day, raising concerns about the consequences of the government’s decision to end cessation of movement order that affected hotspot counties including Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera.
CS Kagwe defended the move as announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta two weeks ago but asked the people to take individual responsibility.
Papa Shirandula is dead
Papa Shirandula, whose real name is Charles Bukeko, died on Saturday morning in what was suspected to be COVID-19, family sources said. His family said he passed on at Karen Hospital where he was rushed for emergency treatment after experiencing breathing difficulties. He died on arrival in the hospital,” a family member said, “he had been in his rural home in Western Kenya where he fell ill. He is said to have tested positive for COVID-19 and even gone into isolation but his condition was worsened by diabetes, according to his family and colleagues. The deceased was popular for the popular CITIZEN TV series Papa Shirandula where he was the main actor.Family Member State
“You cannot whip people or put them in prison to make them understand there’s a disease. There is Covid-19 … even little children are singing about it … that they can get it,” he said.
“One of these days that denial will disappear very fast. Some countries were in denial until big people there died of Covid-19. We do not want a situation where we cease to be in denial after we die.”