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.