Churchill Show Comedians: Over the past three years, the popular Kenyan comedy show Churchill Show has lost three top acts.
The latest among these is Othuol Othuol who passed away on Sunday evening. He lost the battle to brain cancer. Following the death of the comedian, reports have emerged showing that he was living a desperate life.
One of these reports say that Othuol, who was one of the top Churchill Show comedians, had pleaded with friends to hire him an ambulance in vain.
The death came barely months after another rising comedian in the show was found dead by the roadside around Nginduri area in Kinoo, Kiambu County. An autopsy on Joseph Musyoki Kivindu alias Kasee, revealed that he had died from poison. “The final results of postmortem conducted on the late comedian indicate that he had drunk from a poisoned chalice (sic),” said Ken Waudo, the chairman of the Comedians In Kenya Society. The funny man had been reduced to a backstreet one-man show act as he opted to local Kinoo bars where he would land gigs for survival for his daily bread.
In 2017, funny man Ayeiya in a road accident along Magadi Road. he was one of the top acts on Churchill Live.
The accident occurred near Catholic University of East Africa after the they hit an electricity post. The late comedian was accompanied by his wife, Paul WaKimani and actor Maina Olwenya of Nairobi half life fame.
In November last year, comedian Njenga Mswahili was found dead on a rail track in Dagoretti. Njenga, who was battling addiction, was in and out of rehab and was depressed. In an interview with a local radio station, top comedian Eric Omondi said the deceased had before his demise been going through a rough patch for the past three years and occasionally sought help.
Omondi said the last time he met the deceased, they spoke for a while before buying for him a few things he needed. “The last time I bumped into him, he told me that he had gotten saved, and was preaching at Junction area in Dagoretti. I asked him to get into the supermarket and pick the things that he needed, which he did. I settled the bill,” Omondi said in November last year.
Dj Nakumatt also known as Man Kwenjo passed away two years ago in July 2018 after what was described as a short illness. He burst into fame after a video of him doing remixes of songs went viral on the internet. Consequently he got a call-up and featured on Churchill Show for a short while.