Papa Shirandula laid to rest in Busia


Charles Bukeko (Papa Shirandula) has been laid to rest at his home in Funyula, Busia County this morning.

The body of actor Charles Bukeko, popularly known as Papa Shirandula, arrived at his Namisi-Bukeko village home in Nanderema, Funyula in the wee hours of Monday morning ahead of his burial.

His body was transported from Nairobi, arriving at 3:40am Monday accompanied by two buses of mourners who were received by health officials who screened them under strict Covid-19 protocols.

The wife of actor Charles Bukeko, Beatrice Andega accused the Karen Hospital of negligence.

While speaking at her husband’s funeral on Monday morning, said the facility’s alleged negligence may have led to his death.

She told mourners that hospital staff dragged their feet in attending to her husband when she took him for treatment on Saturday, the fateful day.

“They didn’t consider his condition an emergency and he died while we were at the waiting bay,” she said.

“When he went to hospital, he requested for three tests of malaria, pneumonia and Covid-19 but the hospital concentrated only on Covid and ignored the rest,” Ms Andega added.