Yesterday, Washington Ochieng, alias MC Washey Hype was laid to rest in an emotional burial ceremony.
Initially, MC Washey, 32, had been reported missing on Thursday last week before his body was discovered at the Nakuru County mortuary on Saturday at 8 pm.
According to witnesses, the artiste was seen exercising at the Afraha Stadium. Minutes later, MC Washey who was running around the field stopped and started vomiting before he collapsed.
An autopsy by Dr Titus Ngulungu, a pathologist at the Rift Valley Provision General Hospital, stated that Ochieng died of a stroke. The report also indicated that he had blood in his brain.
His friends and colleagues were stunned and shocked, paid moving tributes, here are some.
Rachael Njeri Wainaina his former lecturer wrote, "Rest in Peace to my former student at Shangtao Media Arts college Washey Hype, he was among the first students I ever taught in film 2007 and we kept in touch,
I just read the shocking news, May God grant your family, peace, strength and comfort in these trying times."
Shedrack Musyoki Art wrote, "Just the other day we met in Narok... you had big dreams and goals...a very big fan of my work of art...
You always stood out of all people by your good character and your big heart, those of us who got to know you were very lucky for having crossed paths with you, you now have God by your side R. I. P Washey Hype. Sorrow fills my heart."
Brinah Ethans wrote, "How is someone supposed to say goodbye to someone so dear. First missing, then gone. I understand that everything happens for a reason but at times we're tempted to ask God the reason.
You were one of the most cheerful souls and kindhearted people I knew of, I still don't understand how fast it happened. Shine on your way Mc Washey Hype. Till we meet again. Rest in eternal peace."
Here are some photos from the funeral service yesterday.