“It’s almost one year since you went to dine with the angels… you set the pace for us in the Comedy Industry…. Most of us started our career replicating your reputation…. from comparison jokes to story jokes… as well as real-life situation jokes…. I know you are still with us… True soldiers Never Die… Ayeiyaaaaa….poapoa…,” read DJ Shiti’s message.
He always brightened our living rooms whenever he graced the screen. He left our ribs aching but he is no more. Emmanuel Makori Nyambane alias Ayeiya Poa Poa alias AKA died on Friday morning after he was involved in a grisly road accident near the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
The late Ayeiya was in the company of his wife, comedian Wakimani, award-winning actor Maina Olwenya and a friend when their car hit an electric pole. Ayeiya died on the spot while his wife suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital where she is still undergoing the treatment and reports indicate that she is in a critical condition.
Before his demise, Emmanuel Makori Nyambane alias Ayieya or AKA was one of the funniest comedians at the popular Churchill show.
Ayieya always ended his shows with these words;
‘Ayieyaaaaa, Poa Poa, Awolan Shatta deh, Mungu Awabariki.”
This morning, news reached Mpasho that Ayieya went to be with the Lord after a tragic accident near The Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Ayieya was with award winning actor Maina Olwanga and fellow comedian Ogutu Wa Kimani who were rushed to the Kenyatta hospital.