Following the passing on of stand-up comedian Ben Maurice Onyango aka Othuol Othuol, fellow comedians, family and friends have gathered to plan for his eventual send-off.
He breathed his last while receiving treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital on Sunday, October 11 and his body now transferred to Chiromo mortuary.
His sudden death left outcry in the comedy fraternity, with everyone across the board talking of how good a gentleman the late Othuol Othuol was.
Later, reports indicating how he sought help from close friends to foot his bills and help him seek immediate medical attention, but proved futile.
Meanwhile, family and friends are meeting at his Kitengela home as well as a hotel in Nairobi for funeral arrangements. As they share and hold each other during these difficult moments.
A fundraiser is set to be conducted to help offset burial expenses that have spiraled upwards of KSh 700,000 to 1M. This is according to a recent statement by the Chairman of Comedians in Kenya, Ken Waudo.
Plans are underway to lay the deceased to rest at his ancestral home in Ndere, Alego, Siaya County set for Saturday, October 24.
Before his passing on, Othuol was set to undergo a brain surgery to get rid of the abnormal brain infection that had cost him several trips to the hospital.
Even during his last months, Othuol Othuol would occasionally entertain kids around the estate. Something the young ones loved him for.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
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