Veteran Kenyan actor Papa Shirandula dead at 58


Veteran Kenyan actor Papa Shirandula dead at 58
Charles Bukeko, popularly known as Papa Shirandula. PHOTO| COURTESY

Veteran Kenyan actor and comedian Charles Bukeko, popularly known as Papa Shirandula from his character on a Citizen TV show by the same name, has died.

Bukeko – a firstborn in a family of four — died on Saturday morning at the Karen Hospital after a short illness. He was aged 58.

Bukeko was a multiple award-winning actor who scooped the Kalasha Award for ‘Best Actor in a TV Series’ in 2010.

He leaves behind a wife, Beatrice Ebbie Andega, and three children; Tony, Charlie and Wendy.

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