Royal Media Services Chairman S.K Macharia mourns Papa Shirandula


Royal Media Services Chairman, Dr. SK Macharia
Royal Media Services Chairman, Dr. SK Macharia. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • Dr. Macharia described Bukeko's sudden passing as a "cruel and untimely end to a highly successful acting career that has in many ways touched Kenyan households and Citizen TV viewers for over a decade."
  • The RMS Chairman said it was an honour for the Royal Media Services fraternity to have worked with Charles Bukeko, adding that his contribution in the entertainment scene will be deeply missed.

Royal Media Services (RMS) Chairman Dr. S.K Macharia has expressed his condolences following the death of popular TV actor Charles Bukeko, who was popularly known as Papa Shirandula.

Dr. Macharia described Bukeko’s sudden passing as a “cruel and untimely end to a highly successful acting career that has in many ways touched Kenyan households and Citizen TV viewers for over a decade.”

“Papa Shirandula as we all fondly called him at Royal Media Services played a major role in shaping local TV productions in Kenya and managed to earn himself a massive following in the country and around the East African region,” said the RMS Chairman.

He described Bukeko as an immensely gifted actor who easily connected with the audiences regardless of age or status.

“He (Papa Shirandula) displayed a passion that transcended his role as an actor and inspired many upcoming artistes,” added Dr. Macharia.

Dr. S.K Macharia said it was an honour for the Royal Media Services fraternity to have worked with Charles Bukeko, adding that his contribution in the entertainment scene will be deeply missed.

“We are grateful and honoured to have worked with such a talented individual. Papa Shirandula’s contribution to local entertainment will be deeply missed at Royal Media Services as well as across the country’s entertainment industry,” said the RMS Chairman.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.”

The veteran actor Bukeko died on arrival at the Karen Hospital where he was rushed after a short illness. He was aged 58.

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