Family and friends pay last respects to Papa Shirandula under strict Covid-19 measures (Video)

The late Papa Shirandula born Charles Bukeko was finally laid to rest today at his home in Busia County following his passing on on Saturday, July 18th at the Karen Hospital.

The popular thespian reportedly succumbed to Covid-19 awaiting treatment at the city hospital while inside his car.

Charles Bukeko alias Papa Shirandula

Early Monday morning, July 20, his body was lowered into the ground by Ministry of Health officials following the strict Covid-19 measures put in place regards burials and contact with individuals already infected with the virus.

No family, not even his wife or children were allowed close to his coffin as security officers present at the morning event ensured Covid-19 measures were strictly being observed.

Papa Shirandula’s widow speaks

Unfortunately, what transpired during the event is what Papa’s widow, Beatrice Andega revealed through her eulogy.

Papa Shirandula’s widow, Beatrice during his burial

The heartbroken mother of three blamed Karen Hospital for negligence of her late husband, back when they still had the chance to save his life but did not.

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Beatrice revealed she rushed Papa to the medical facility on the fateful day, waited with Papa in the car while awaiting his admission procedures.

Celebrated thespian, Papa Shirandula

Sadly, Papa lost time and breathed his last inside the car. She shared:

Papa was supposed to undergo three tests; coronavirus, pneumonia and malaria. When I asked the doctors whether they did all three, they said no.

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She failed to understand why the medical staff ignored other possibilities that eventually saw her husband succumb.

I asked them why they only focused on Covid-19 while he could also be suffering from something else. I wish they did everything for him, but it has happened.

Papa Shirandula laid to rest

Fellow comedians, friends and family of the late Papa were in attendance to pay their last respects.

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Meanwhile, Papa’s father, Cosmas Bukeko stated he needs an explanation from the hospital.

I will travel to Nairobi and together with his wife, we shall engage a lawyer to get proper information from the hospital.

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Gloria Katunge