"I was lucky to learn from the best and one of this greats was Sir JO. I spent years to understand why they called you Sir and in my small walk you remained the undisputed Sir Jacob Otieno." - Alliwah

Jack Otieno
Jack Otieno
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Members of the film and TV fraternity have organised a candlelight vigil for veteran actor ad director Jack Otieno.

The news of his death sent shock waves in the entertainment arena.

A source told Mpasho, "Today I am the bearer of bad news. We have come to learn with great sadness that Jacob Otieno, a famous actor/director today lost his life after a period of ill health."

Adding, "May his soul rest in eternal peace. We await further information regarding plans for his burial."

Ken Waudo the chairman of Comedians In Kenya Society announced, "This Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 4 to 7 pm! Meeting of artists and friends at Kenya National Theatre for a candle-lit night vigil and tribute to the late Sir Jacob Otieno under the grand tree. Please come along with a candle." 

Sir Jack was known for his zeal for life, his matra on his social media reads, "Take every chance you get in life because some things only happen once."

Jack Otieno
Jack Otieno
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Actor and gospel star Alliwah paid tribute to Sir Jack. He wrote, "These are just a few different faces that said a lot about your immerse knowledge on what theatre is all about.

Your listening power and the great responses made you a teacher and the last resort to many who were willing to learn from the best.

To make this profession a career I admired the great minds and actors of the early '90s and their undying zeal and passion for this space.

I was lucky to learn from the best and one of these greats was Sir JO. I spent years to understand why they called you Sir and in my small walk, you remained the undisputed Sir Jacob Otieno.

In my small library, I got books and writings you gave me or emailed me to read and better my theatre knowledge.

Theatrix Arts Ensemble and I mourn the fall of a legend and a teacher. RIP Mkurugenzi as we fondly called each other."

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