Drae Frank: Popular designer behind Wajackoyah-branded shirts cremated in Kariokor

Drae Frank: Popular designer behind Wajackoyah-branded shirts cremated in Kariokor

The late popular graphic designer Drae Frank. PHOTO | COURTESY

Celebrated graphic designer Franklin Ndirangu, popularly known as Drae Frank, has been cremated as per his wishes a week after his untimely demise.

Frank, widely known for printing popular George Wajackoya-branded t-shirts at the height of the electioneering period, died on November 21.

Before his death, which shocked the X (formerly Twitter) community, Frank had sent out disturbing tweets surrounding his death and appeared to have a premonition of his passing.

On the same day he died, Frank alarmed his friends and followers after he posted an ominous tweet which read: 'Mi nayo msinizike.. Mnicremate... (Don't bury me, just cremate me). "

On the same day, the gifted designer had also tweeted that he had found love and happiness but then left a cryptic complaint about “toxic parents.”

As per his wishes, Frank was cremated at the Kariokor crematorium in a sombre ceremony attended by his family, friends, girlfriend and an army of his online colleagues.

An avid biker, Frank's last day also featured tens of bikers drawn from various biking communities who created a picturesque convoy of bikes snaking along Thika Road to Kariokor.

According to an eulogy seen by Citizen Digital, Frank's mother, father, sister, brother and colleagues from the Perma Print shop he used to run gave tributes.

One year ago, Drae spoke to Citizen Digital about his passion for designing t-shirts while also saying that the Wajackoya t-shirts were then running out of the shelves and that he had made good money from the brand.

While speaking to this writer, an upbeat Drae credited Wajackoyah's marijuana messaging as the main reason for the t-shirt's wild popularity, saying that women were actually his biggest clients.

On X, his friends and followers have been sharing photos of themselves at various stages of Frank's cremation ceremony, sharing their final condolences and wishing him a peaceful afterlife.


Drae Frank cremated Kariokor crematorium

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