Comedian Ben Maurice Onyango popularly also known as Othuol Othuol passed on while receiving treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital on Sunday 11th October at 3 pm.
This is the second time he has been hospitalized in the same facility after he got tuberculosis, which later left him with a brain infection.
His fellow colleagues and boss took to social media to send their message of condolences as they mourn a great comedian. Here are a few messages:
ComediansKE Society: We would like to wish Comedian Othuol Othuol soul to rest in eternal peace. We celebrate him and his moments with us during his lifetime.
Churchill: So sad. Ben Maurice popularly known as Othuol Othuol has gone to be with the Lord after a long struggle with a brain tumor. May he Rest In Peace.
Milly Chebby: RIP OTHUOL OTHUOL😭
Brenda Jons: Short story, In 2018 I was cast for @auntieboss_ke and I was to be your psycho wife and for almost a season I worked with you…you were a man of few words and every morning on set you’d say hi to me and we’d start rehearsing lines. We made a few jokes but not always but you were a good person. Othuol, rest well. You’ve fought, you’ve been fighting and be at peace now. I may not have been your friend but death is painful and it hurts to see our industry lose another big star. REST IN PEACE Othuol Othuol.
Mammito: I remember how we used to go to Churchill on the roadshows together Kwa gari will make jokes Hadi tufike … making internal jokes that no one understood but sisi wenye tulikua Kwa lorry “our favourite part was tukitoanisha dancers ikiwa climax” that joke never got old.Nakunitetea nikiamka late , helping each other create jokes before twende Kwa meza..am so sad …RIP BRO
Terence Creative: Rest In Peace bro #OthuolOthuol aki nimeisha nguvu.It is well🙏🏻
Ken Waudo the Chair of Comedians In Kenya Society in a press release said that arrangements are underway to inter his body in his ancestral home at Alego, Siaya at a later date to be announced soon.