Celebrating the life of Nairobi Half Life’s late actor, Otis

The Kenyan film industry is currently in mourning following the demise of popular Nairobi Half Life’s actor, Otis aka Maina Olwenya. From what we have learnt is that the late Maina collapsed and died late last night – but details of the passing remain unknown.

Late Actor Maina OLwenya aka Otis

This is indeed a big blow to the film industry as they have lost not only a bubbly soul but a talented actor who brought a different skill to the entertainment industry.

His role as Otis saw the Nairobi Half life film nominated for best foreign language Oscar at the 85th Grammy Award. This is because Otis and the rest of the actors on the film delivered the true meaning of a ghetto lifestyle. How it’s done in the slums and how cops take matters into their own hands.

Life of Maina Olwenya

Although there’s very little known of him, we can tell that Maina was a good friend to many judging by messages of condolences from those who knew him well.

Actress Catherine Kamau celebrated the late actor in a post where she wrote;

You’ve been constantly on my mind since we started filming with @theafricandirector_ … reminiscing what great talent you are …. @mainaolwenya WHY ??? My heart is so freaking heavy . Go well bro . Tutaonana baadae ????????

Nairobi Half life’s Director, the African director also celebrated the late Maina in a post where he wrote;

Rest Easy Champ! ???? ????

Below are a few reactions from celebrities after learning about the actors demise.

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