Celebs whose death Kenyans have yet to come to terms with

Kenyans are still grieving the death of this list of celebs.

The entertainment industry has been hit hard in the last few years after the death of artistes who were at the prime of their careers.


Nancy Nyambura known as Jastorina the funny house help on Citizen Tv program Jastorina breathed her last on Saturday 26th July.

She succumbed to menengitis which she had been fighting for sometime. She left behind two sons.

Nancy Nyambura Jastorina


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Salim Junior

He was loved by the young and the old  for his great hits which he sang in his vernacular language, Kikuyu.

Salim Junior, born Paul Mwangi, died in August this year while undergoing treatment at the Nakuru Memorial Hospital. According to his family, the entertainer had not been in good health for some time.


The late Salim Junior’s siblings are also renowned Mugithi artistes. They include: Mighty Salim, Sarafina Salim and their last born, 25-year-old Salim Young.


Emmanuel Makori Nyambane known to many as Ayeiya breathed his last in April this year after a road accident.

On the fateful day he had just completed a Churchill Live Recording at Carnivore Restaurant and was headed back home when a road accident on Langata Road happened.


The accident occurred near Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). He died on the spot.

He was traveling in the company of his wife, actor Maina Olwenya, comedian Paul Wakimani Ogutu and a friend.

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Big Kev
Event organiser Big Kev, born Kevin Ombajo, died after a long battle with a brain tumour that did not respond to numerous surgeries and treatment.

Big Kev, who was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour in 2010, died on July 29 at the Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted since February, 2017.


Prior to his death the founder of True Blaq Events had undergone 14 surgeries to remove the tumor, with one of the surgical operations performed in India in October, 2016.

The last surgical operation performed on him was at the Nairobi Hospital on February 3, 2017.

Maureen Wanza

In late September, Kenyans woke up to the news of the demise of popular Kenyan actress Maureen Wanza.

She played the role as Sasha in the Swahili program Sumu, and also cast in Almasi including several operas that have aired on Kenyan TV.

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Wanza died at a Kilifi hospital while giving birth; her baby also died in the process. All this during the nurses strike that lasted 100 days.

“She bled to death. Unfortunately, her baby also died minutes later,” said Ashiners Films, CEO Ann Hamburg

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