Exclusive: I lost my friend Ayeiya on the day of my ruracio – Terrence

Terrence Kamami has opened up on how the death of the late Churchill comedian Ayeiya shocked him, given that it happened on the day of his ruracio.

The late comedian, born Emmanuel Makori Nyambane, but popularly known as Ayeiya  died after his car hit a pole near the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Magadi Road.

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In an exclusive interview with Classic 105, Terrence says that he is yet to overcome the death of his friend

“One of my lowest moment is the day I lost my friend because Makori (Aayeiya) it was the same day I was going for my ruracio.

I received messages that he had breathed his last. I do not even want to talk much about it.

It was and it still is the saddest day of my life because he was a brother and a friend.

However the ruracio went on well, as it was happening in Eldoret.

Ayeiya was coming from a show in Carnivore when the accident happened in Rongai, it is very sad.”

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In a past interview, Terrence opened up about his tough childhood while growing on the streets.

Growing up, Terence thought of how he could walk out and go look for food because there was little in the granny’s house.


“My parent died when I was nine years old, and the same year, I started smoking. I quit smoking a year ago.

That is how I became a street kid for seven years at only nine. I started using drugs. I was a chokora but at least I knew how to speak English.

Life was not easy, and so he became a drug peddler so he could get money.”

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Terence would also fake disability so he could get pity from people.

“I sold scrap metals as well and I became a thug. I would snatch bags from people and steal side mirrors za gari za watu.

Bhangi was present for me in the environment that was present. If my fans met me like 15 years back, they would find I was drooling because of the drugs.”

All this, Terence said, was out of frustrations in life and lack of hope. “I was almost raped in Eastleigh,” he recalled.

His brother, who was also in the streets, was rescued first. He recommended Terence, and that is how Muli saved his life.

“I went to Saint Bridget as a ‘chokora’ day scholar, where I scored 201 out 700 marks. This means I would go to school, then after school go to the street to beg for money and wait for hotels to be closed.

We would go and wash utensils for them and feed ourselves,” he said.

At Muli’s Children’s Home, Terence went through rehabilitation for three years, returning to school where he joined class 3.

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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.

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Fallen Cancer Warrior Janet Kanini Tops April Google Search Trends, As The Late Ayeiya Takes 7th Place

Former NTV news anchor and cancer warrior Janet Kanini’s death was the most searched, according to Google Search Trends for April in Kenya.

The renowned media personality passed away on the 1st of April 2017, after battling lung cancer for almost a year, leaving behind two children and a husband.

Coming second on the Google Search was IEBC jobs after thousands of jobs were advertised online as we near the election date on the 8th of August 2017.

janet kanini

Being the football season, the third search was about football. Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona was the trending search under Spanish La Liga while Chelsea Vs. Tottenham, Arsenal Vs. Manchester City, were some of the dominant searches under Barclays Premier and Champions Leagues.

Interestingly, Jubilee nominations where the fourth on the search list.

With May being the month of Burger Festival, top restaurants in Kenya took the fifth place with the culture of eating out becoming popular in the last few months.

Back in April, the government of Kenya launched a web portal, where they have documented all the projects they have launched since 2013; www.delivery.go.ke, which took the sixth place on Google Search.

Top comedian Ayeiya real name, Emmanuel Makori, who passed away after a grisly car crush mid April, was also among the most searched, as people went online to find out more about him, taking the seventh spot on the searches.

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Other trending searches included the Kiambu Nominations where Ferdinand Waititu defeated the incumbent Governor William Kabogo and TSC Tpad (Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development) a performance appraisal programme for teachers and 30,000 school heads.

On the ‘Trending How to’ category, the most trending search was, “How to download music” while “How to buy Airtel airtime on Mpesa” came second.

Coming third was “How to make slime” which is a safer homemade plasticine-like material that can be made for use as a toy. “How to make Chapati” came fourth while “How to Kiss a Girl” and ‘How to Okoa Stima” took fifth and sixth positions respectively.

Check out the full list of the most searched trends on Google Search below.

Top Ten Trending Searches

Janet Kanini


Football Results (EPL-Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Leicester) (La-Liga: Real Madrid,

Jubilee Nominations

Top Restaurants nearby



Anthony Joshua

Karen Nyamu

David Mwiraria

Trending ‘How To’ Searches

How to download music

How to buy Airtel airtime from Mpesa

How to make slime

How to cook Chapati

How to kiss a Girl

How to Okoa Stima

How to write a cover letter

How to pray

MUST READ! The Message Ayeiya Shared With Kenyans Before His Painful Death

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.

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Well, apart from his creativity and fresh content, Ayeiya left Kenyans with a powerful message that many will remember him for.

“TusiBLEED Ndio WaLEAD.”

Here is the photo evidence

This message is an advice to Kenyans to remain peaceful during the election period. In short, Kenyans should exercise free and fair elections so as to avoid a repeat of 2007 post-election violence.


Life And Times Of The Super Talented Comedian Ayeiya (VIDEO)

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.

SAD! Churchill SPEAKS OUT After The Death Of Popular Comedian Aiyeya

The comedian was with award winning actor Maina Olwenya and fellow comedian Ogutu Wa Kimani who were rushed to the Kenyatta hospital.

The comedian might have been coming from the Churchill recording held yesterday at the Carnivore grounds.

He will be remembered for his jokes sourced from day to day experiences and everyday current issues.

May he rest in peace.

Here is where Ayieya started, back in the day courtesy of Churchill show;




SAD! Churchill SPEAKS OUT After The Death Of Popular Comedian Aiyeya

It is a sad morning for family, friends and fans of popular Churchill show star, Emmanuel Makori Nyambane, alias Aiyeya Poa Poa or AKA.

Aiyeya was yesterday involved in a road accident near the Catholic University of Eastern Africa which sadly took his life on the spot. The comedian was with award winning actor Maina Olwenya and fellow comedian Ogutu wa Kimani which according to news that is reaching us, were rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital.



Churchill, his boss, has gone ahead to share the sad news.

He wrote,

“We are waking up to Very sad news of the passing of one of our Comedians, Emmanuel Makori (AKA) our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
May God give them strength in this difficult time.”


AKA will be remembered for his jokes about a hustler’s everyday experience, his memorable briefcase , nd his ‘gun’.

We, from Mpasho give our condolences to the family of the late.