Former Churchill Show comedian Othuol Othuol (Ben Maurice Onyango) will be accorded a decent funeral, the comedy fraternity has announced.
Ken Waudo, the chairman of Comedians in Kenya Society announced that they intend to raise at least Sh700,000 to foot the funeral and burial cost for the comedian who succumbed to a brain tumour on Sunday.
“Comedians, family and friends met at his Kitengela home as well as at a Hotel in Nairobi for planning as well as condole each other for the late Othuol Othuol memories. There will be a fundraiser which will be announced to help offset funeral arrangements costs,” read the statement in part.
Reports indicate that Othuol Othuol, who also battling tuberculosis, was diagnosed with brain cancer after he was to hospital by his wife and friends; 2mbili, Karis and Eddie Butita.
Prior to his death, the talented comedian and actor had revealed that Laugh industry CEO, Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki, footed his medical bills and thanked his fans and friends who reached out with donations. “Some fans used to send me money on Mpesa, some would even say they had sent the money for my lunch. Churchill took me to the hospital, and I also appreciate the Laugh Industry, they paid the hospital bills. Churchill, may God bless you abundantly,” said Othuol.