July 20, 2020

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Papa Shirandula reportedly succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday while waiting for treatment at the Karen Hospital where he had been rushed after developing breathing complications.

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Curtains Close on Veteran Actor Charles Bukeko Alias Papa Shirandula

Curtains Close on Veteran Actor Charles Bukeko Alias Papa Shirandula

Popular actor and comedian Charles Bukeko, popularly known as Papa Shirandula, has been buried early today at his home in Busia County.

Papa Shirandula reportedly succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday while waiting for treatment at the Karen Hospital where he had been rushed after developing breathing complications.

Papa Shirandula’s Wife Accuses Karen Hospital of Negligence

His wife has accused the Karen Hospital of negligence, saying they took too long to attend to the husband and when they did only concentrated on carrying out COVID-19 tests.

“When he went to the hospital, he requested for three tests of malaria, pneumonia and Covid-19 but the hospital concentrated only on Covid and ignored the rest. They didn’t consider his condition an emergency and he died while we were at the waiting bay,” Beatrice Andega said during her husband’s funeral on Monday.

Papa Shirandula’s father has also refuted claims that his son died of corona virus , saying after the burial he will travel to Nairobi to follow up with Karen Hospital and understand what excatly transpired.

The celebrated actor was buried in a strict ceremony co-0rdinated by health officials. Mourners who accompanied the body from Nairobi were received by health officials who screened them under strict Covid-19 protocols. They also had a separate tent from the rest of the mourners, which was pitched at the far end outside the main compound.

Fare Thee Well Papa Shirandula.

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