Photos: Decorated comedian and actor Papa Shirandula buried in Busia

Photos: Decorated comedian and actor Papa Shirandula buried in Busia

Popular comedian and actor Charles Bukeko, known popularly as Papa Shirandula was buried on Monday at his rural home in Namisi-Bukeko, Busia County.

His body left Nairobi on Sunday night, arriving at his home in the wee hours of Monday morning, flanked by mourners who travelled in two buses.

The procession was received by health officials who screened all on board before they were ushered into a holding tent.

A health official fumigates one of the buses that had arrived for the comedian’s burial on Monday morning. Photo: Courtesy.

Those who travelled from Nairobi sat at a separate tent, away from the rest of the mourners with locals advised to avoid any contact with them.

The comedian’s body remained in the hearse under the keen watch of health officials and a contingent of security men.

The comedian was finally laid to rest at the family’s graveside with only his family members allowed into the homestead under strict guidelines

Health officials decked in protective wear load the casket ahead of the comedian’s burial in Busia. Photo: Ferdinard Omondi.

Bukeko – a firstborn in a family of four — died on Saturday morning at the Karen Hospital after a short illness. He was aged 58.

Bukeko was a multiple award-winning actor who scooped the Kalasha Award for ‘Best Actor in a TV Series’ in 2010.

He leaves behind a wife, Beatrice Ebbie Andega, and three children; Tony, Charlie and Wendy.